Psychosomatic Aspects of Toxaemia of Pregnanc

  • H. Hirsch

Abstract

Toxaemia of pregnancy, a disease unique to the human species, has always been a riddle to researchers. Who could count the innumerable papers which deal with the aetiology of toxaemia of pregnancy and the most diverse supposed causes which lead to the manifestation of the disease? But until 50 years ago the psychogenic factors which may contribute to the development of this disease were ignored or neglected. However, using a more holistic approach to medical research, we cannot overlook the influence of emotional disturbances upon the aetiology of diseases in general and of toxaemia of pregnancy in particular.

Keywords

Magnesium Dehydration Defend Haas Eclampsia 

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