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During the last decade, along with the progressively more sophisticated psychologic and endocrinologic studies of the interaction of the psyche and soma, psychologic research has been showing how complicated this relationship is. The material presented in this psychoanalytic work is no exception.
The title to Dr. Silverman's book is intriguing, but the material presented makes the reader dubious about its practical usefulness and, perhaps, its validity. Four psychoanalytic cases are presented in which the author identifies psychologic processes that precede the onset of physical dysfunction. Another four patients are used to test and validate the predictive factors derived from the
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Psychologic Cues in Forecasting Physical Illness.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-154_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(1):154.
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