Psychosocial Issues and Medical Illness

  • Margaret E. Backman


Alan, a 40-year-old business executive, collapses at his desk: a severe heart attack. Six months later, including two weeks in intensive care and three weeks in the hospital, he is frightened about his health and worries if he will ever be able to return to the pressures of his job, a job that defined his life.


Medical Illness Physical Illness Psychosocial Issue Sensory Deprivation Affect Survival Time 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret E. Backman
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  1. 1.Office of Health ServicesBarnard College, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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