L. N. KATZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. S. WINTON, M.D.; R. S. MEGIBOW, M.D.
The expression of emotional reactions in bodily function has been recognized and appreciated by both layman and physician since antiquity. Where the relationship between the functional disturbance and emotional upset is external, it is easily recognized and becomes amenable to treatment. However, where the disturbance is deeply rooted in the psyche, the diagnosis of the physical disorder may remain obscure and the condition then becomes resistant to the ordinary forms of therapy. Certain nosologic entities, such as peptic ulcer, mucous colitis, Graves' disease and hypertension, which a few decades ago were considered essentially somatic in origin, have been shown to
KATZ LN, WINTON SS, MEGIBOW RS. PSYCHOSOMATIC ASPECTS OF CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS: A PHYSIOLOGICAL DYNAMIC APPROACH1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:261–274. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-2-261
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(2):261-274.
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