Psychiatric Consequences of Physical Illness — Clinical Aspects

  • J.-O. Ottosson
Conference paper


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.


Physical Illness Cerebral Lesion Dysthymic Disorder Psychiatric Consequence Organic Brain Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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