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In his study of rheumatoid arthritis, Dr. Geist tries to investigate a number of hypotheses regarding this chronic illness. These include the presence or absence of emotional trauma just before onset, the questions of whether these patients live in a state of repressed hostile aggression, whether they have an image of their bodies that mirrors the containing and protective aspects of the body boundaries (body armor), whether it involves men who have had more than usual interest in physical activities such as sports, hunting, and fishing, and whether it is especially prominent in women preoccupied with cooking and other household
The Psychological Aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;65:1345–1346. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-6-1345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(6):1345-1346.
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