Influence of the Social Security System on Psychosomatic Problems: The Example of Myocardial Infarction

  • S. Stephanos


My contribution to this symposium deals with one subject in particular, that is, the problems of myocardial infarction. Certainly until recently, myocardial infarction was generally considered as a purely organic illness, and treated accordingly. Psychosomatic research has, however, shown that psychic factors play a considerable role in the genesis of the disease. The writer has been working in this area for years. He considers this illness, in both its inception and its development, as a psychosomatic disease par excellence.


Federal Republic Social Security System Psychosomatic Research Psychic Life Psychosomatic Problem 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Stephanos
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  1. 1.Leiter der Abteilung PsychosomatikUniversität UlmUlm/DoRFA

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