Interaction Between Mental and Physical Illness

Needed Areas of Research

  • Rolf Öhman
  • Hugh L. Freeman
  • Annika Franck Holmkvist
  • Sören Nielzén

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. T. G. Bolwig
    Pages 16-24
  3. R. J. McClelland
    Pages 25-28
  4. Ph. Corten, M. Ribourdouille
    Pages 52-66
  5. D. Naber, H. Hippius
    Pages 89-103
  6. K. G. Götestam
    Pages 119-134
  7. H. L. Freeman
    Pages 145-149
  8. H. L. Freeman
    Pages 150-153
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 155-161

About these proceedings


The group of European Medical Research Councils (EMRC) was formed in 1971 and became a Standing Committee of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in 1975. EMRC is an association of medical research councils or equivalent organizations in Western Europe. The National Institutes of Health, the Israel Academy of Sciences, and the European Office of WHO are associated with EMRC and take an active part in its activities. The main aims of EMRC are to exchange information on the research policies pursued by its member organizations and to initiate and stimulate inter­ national cooperation in biomedical research. Since this research is highly international in itself, EMRC concentrates its activities on furthering international collaboration in those fields where it can play a significant role as a complement of existing channels. Mental illness research has been judged by EMRC to fulfill these criteria. After a survey of the activities of the member organizations in mental illness research, EMRC decided in 1978 to set up a study group to analyze areas where EMRC could contribute. As a result of the work of the study group, five workshops have been arranged to define present knowledge in some specific areas and to delineate research needs. The present volume contains the proceedings of the fifth workshop, held in 1987 and dealing with interactions between mental and physical illness. EMRC hopes that this volume will contribute both to intensified research and to research cooperation on mental illnesses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Öhman
    • 1
  • Hugh L. Freeman
    • 2
  • Annika Franck Holmkvist
    • 1
  • Sören Nielzén
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.The British Journal of PsychiatryGB-LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73995-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73993-4
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