WALTER A. BORDEN, M.D.
Much attention has been paid to the role of emotional factors in causing somatic illness, and there are many unanswered questions in this area. However, less attention has been paid to the emotional reactions engendered by somatic processes. These notes are directed toward the latter problem; the observations result from two years' experience in the Stroke Rehabilitation Program (1) of the Cardiovascular Disease Control Service, Georgia Department of Public Health.
The first reaction to any major illness, especially when that illness is experienced as a threat to life, is a diffuse disorganizing anxiety. This anxiety
BORDEN WA. Psychological Aspects of Stroke: Patient and Family. Ann Intern Med. ;57:689–692. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-4-689
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(4):689-692.
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