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Psychotherapeutic Modification of the Type “A” Personality Patterns

  • Victor Szyrynski

Abstract

The relationship between certain psychosomatic conditions and some personality patterns reflected in the life-style of an individual have been observed already for a long time. Nowadays, psychiatrists are requested more and more often to help such individuals in modifying their personality in order to protect them from certain diseases or to diminish the consequences of some illnesses already in evidence. Alongside with the individual psychotherapeutic intervention, a number of community projects are developed along the lines of the three aspects of prevention (primary, secondary and tertiary). The roots of such efforts are found in the better understanding of the link between certain behavior patterns and more frequent occurrence of some psychosomatic conditions.

Keywords

Behavior Pattern Personality Pattern Critical Life Event Canadian Psychology Life Philosophy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Szyrynski
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of OttawaCanada

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