Prevalence of Psychosomatic Disorders in Schizophrenic Patients in Poland

  • Adam J. Krakowski
  • Z. Rydzynski
  • M. Jarosz
  • F. Engelsmann


Epidemiological and prevalence studies may be useful in the exploration of the nature and pathogenesis of mental disorders particularly when certain illnesses are mutually exclusive. While we are far from total awareness about the nature and the causes of psychosomatic disorders, many clues have been suggested which shed some light upon their pathogenesis. One of these is a long-standing and repeatedly proposed hypothesis that the classical psychosomatic disorders and schizophrenia are mutually exclusive.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Bronchial Asthma Peptic Ulcer Schizophrenic Patient Peptic Ulcer Disease 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam J. Krakowski
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Z. Rydzynski
    • 4
  • M. Jarosz
    • 4
  • F. Engelsmann
    • 5
  1. 1.Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical CenterPlattsburghUSA
  2. 2.Northern New York Center for the Emotionally DisturbedPlattsburghUSA
  3. 3.PlattsburghUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Mental HygienePolish Military AcademyLodzPoland
  5. 5.Department of Psychiatry, and Allan Memorial Institute of PsychiatryMcGill University Medical SchoolMontrealCanada

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