Personality and Physical Illness

  • Margaret E. Backman


Depending upon their personalities, patients find different aspects of their illnesses upsetting and use different techniques for coping with these difficulties (Geringer & Stern, 1986):


Panic Attack Physical Illness Mitral Valve Prolapse Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Physical Disorder 
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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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