Prevention of Psychosocial Problems in Hemophiliacs

  • Åke Mattsson
Part of the The Downstate Series of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology book series (DSRPP, volume 4)


At times, psychiatrists have caused themselves an identity crisis by branching out into areas of community problems, national problems, international affairs, poverty, politics and criminality which they are not well qualified to handle. Many of us have met the fate of Dr. Peck, illustrated in the verse entitled “Psychiatrists Beware”:
  • There was a doctor named Dr. Peck

  • Who fell in a well and broke his neck.

  • People said he should have known

  • To treat the sick and leave the well alone.


Psychosocial Problem Psychosocial Adaptation Dysfunctional Family Conflict Avoidance Open System Model 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Åke Mattsson
    • 1
  1. 1.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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