“Emotions” and Difficulties in Teaching and Communication

  • P. E. Sifneos
Conference paper


Several developments in the past few years have had an impact on psychosomatic medicine. As Lipowski has emphasized, “psychosomatic medicine is vigorous scientifically, it is diversified, it is expanding, and it is growing rapidly.” It is also a fact that the holistic approach based on the biological, psychological and social dimensions has been accepted universally and has contributed greatly to the growth of this field.


Head Start Psychosomatic Medicine Feeling Emotion Emotional Conflict Symptom Formation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Sifneos
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBeth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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