Psychosomatic Issues in Assessment

  • W. Doyle Gentry


The last decade and a half has witnessed the emergence of the field of clinical gerontology and a rapidly growing interest in the physical and mental health problems of the aged. In a few short years, lay and professional groups have been organized, political interest has become focused, governmental task forces have been commissioned, professional journals have appeared, books have been written, subspecialties in several fields of medicine and social science have been developed—all centering around a basic concern with the nature and scope of health care for the elderly.


Physical Illness Degenerative Disc Disease Psychosomatic Disorder Somatic Illness Organic Brain Syndrome 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Doyle Gentry
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke University Medical CenterUSA

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