Psychosomatic Aspects of Fatal Cancers in Women: A Study from General Practice
In our practice, we became interested in the topic of stress. We were able to demonstrate that although patients consulted us ostensibly for medical conditions, consulters were distinguished to an extent from non-consulters by their mood and by the more frequent occurrence of recent Life Events (Hughes 1979). Were these Life Events just contributing to the decision to consult? Or were these events actually causing disease? We did not know.
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