Psychiatric Consequences of Physical Illness — Clinical Aspects

  • J.-O. Ottosson
Conference paper

Abstract

In principle, physical illness can lead to mental consequences in two ways — either via cerebral lesions or via the experience of being physically ill and the patient’s psychological reaction to that. We may therefore speak of both somatogenic and psychogenic mental consequences of physical illness.

Keywords

Mercury Dopamine Hydrocarbon Dementia Serotonin 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-O. Ottosson
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatrySahlgren Hospital, University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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