Psychobiological Factors in Bodily Disease

  • Herbert Weiner

Abstract

Psychosomatic medicine is based on the axiom that there are no diseases per se but only sick persons. Psychosomatic medicine is not a subspecialty of medicine dedicated to the investigation of one bodily organ or bodily system, nor is it defined by a special technology with which to examine diseased organs or cells. Finally, is is not confined to the study of a small number of diseases (von Uexküll, 1979; Weiner, 1977).

Keywords

Cholesterol Obesity Depression Lymphoma Osteoarthritis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Weiner
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and NeuroscienceAlbert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryMontefiore Hospital and Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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