JOHN F. O'CONNOR, M.D.; GEORGE DANIELS, M.D.; CHARLES FLOOD, M.D.; AARON KARUSH, M.D.; LEON MOSES, M.D.; LENORE O. STERN
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, non-specific disease characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the colon and accompanied by systemic manifestations. Its course is marked by remissions and exacerbations; its etiology has been variously attributed to allergic, genetic, infectious, psychological and vascular causes (1-5). Psychological factors seem to play a particularly important role in both the onset of the individual exacerbation and in determining the patient's response to, and handling of, this illness.
Ulcerative colitis is frequently associated with other systemic processes such as arthritis and skin disease (6-11). The clinical picture varies with the acuteness of the process, and prognosis
O'CONNOR JF, DANIELS G, FLOOD C, KARUSH A, MOSES L, STERN LO. An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Ann Intern Med. ;60:587–602. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-4-587
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(4):587-602.
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