JOHN A. SCHINDLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Number One Problem in Contemporary Medicine: The contemporary physician is aware of two painful facts.
The first is that emotionally induced illness comprises the bulk of medical practice. If the diagnosis of emotionally induced illness is confined to nonstructural illness, the incidence is around 30% of all patients seen.1 If the diagnosis is allowed to include structural change, the incidence is upward of 70%. Emotionally induced illness is thus by far the most important present day consideration in public health.
The second fact is that the physician's treatment for this illness is easily the poorest he has to
SCHINDLER JA. THE TREATMENT OF EMOTIONALLY INDUCED ILLNESS IN GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE BY AN AUDIOVISUAL TECHNIC1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:909–920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-909
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):909-920.
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