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Psychological Elements of Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • William H. Bachrach

Abstract

The association of symptoms with an identifiable (“organic”) lesion presumed to be the result of psychological factors is called psychosomatic disease. Symptoms for which no anatomical basis can be discovered, occurring in a setting of emotional stress, are conventionally described as psychofunctional or psychophysiological.

Keywords

Ulcerative Colitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome Peptic Ulcer Anorexia Nervosa Duodenal Ulcer 
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