Psychosomatic Aspects in Chronic Constipation

  • J. M. Garrigues
  • C. A. Bruere-Dawson
Conference paper

Abstract

Erik Brikson, the American psychoanalyst, sees the excessive tendencies of Martin Luther toward constipation as the underlying cause of the reformation. Without wanting to make his statement ours, we recognize as he does the importance of the psychological factor in chronic constipation.

Keywords

Fatigue Catheter Diarrhea Constipation Hyperthyroidism 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Garrigues
    • 1
  • C. A. Bruere-Dawson
    • 1
  1. 1.MontpellierFrance

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