Psychosomatic Disease and Systems Therapy

  • Gottlieb Guntern


The therapy of psychosomatic disease is rapidly changing, and so is its underlying theory. The focus of interest is shifting from the individual to his or her nuclear social system, i.e., couple, family, group. Masters and Johnson (10) and Minuchin et al (11) published catamnestic studies which clearly demonstrate that the treatment of nuclear social systems is more successful than the time-honored forms of treatment of the individual.


Anorexia Nervosa System Therapy Nuclear Social System Stress Indicator Transactional Process 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottlieb Guntern
    • 1
  1. 1.ISOBrig/VSSwitzerland

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