Psychosomatic Medicine

Past and Future

  • George N. Christodoulou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Holistic Concepts of Illness in Ancient Greece and in Contemporary Medicine

  3. The Semantics of Whole-Person Care

    1. Margaret J. Christie
      Pages 7-13
  4. Doctor-Patient Relationship

    1. O. Gardikas
      Pages 15-20
  5. “Emotions” and Difficulties in Teaching and Communication

  6. The Mind-Body Problem

  7. Historical Aspects

  8. Psychosomatics and Medical History

  9. Papers on General Topics

    1. G. C. Lyketsos, C. G. Lyketsos
      Pages 65-72
    2. P. Tienari, A. Sorri, I. Lahti, M. Naarala, J. Moring, T. Rönkkö et al.
      Pages 73-79
  10. Psychosomatic Approach and Health Services

About these proceedings


This book contains selected contributions to the 16th European Conference on Psychosomatic Research, held in Athens from September 6 to 11, 1986. The ~t of psychosomatic medicine was one of the two basic topics of the meeting. We thought that, since this topic has a touch of history in it, it would be appropriate for a conference held in Greece. It is really amazing how advanced the psychosomatic conceptions of the ancient Greek philosophers and physicians were. It was the basic psychosomatic ideology that Socrates was expressing when he taught: "S"lOTT!::P O


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Editors and affiliations

  • George N. Christodoulou
    • 1
  1. 1.Athens University Medical SchoolAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5456-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5454-3
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