LOUIS CASAMAJOR, M.D.
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The first factor of importance in the understanding of the etiology of the psychoneuroses is that they are not clinical states in the sense of diseases but rather they are states of mind. These patients come to physicians for treatment, and their symptoms are usually referable to one of the bodily systems, but the physician must recognize that they represent not something which has happened inside the patient but something which has happened to the relationship of the patient to the world in which he has to live. Thus each psychoneurosis is an expression of the reactions of the individual
CASAMAJOR L. SOME FACTORS IN THE ETIOLOGY OF THE PSYCHONEUROSES1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1677–1683. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-12-1677
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(12):1677-1683.
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