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Mind-Matter Relations: Do They Matter in Psychosomatics?

  • Adolf-Ernst Meyer
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Abstract

Psycho-Somatics has been repeatedly criticized that, by its very name — with or without hyphen -, it presupposes and perpetuates Descartes’dichotomy. If it does use the hyphen, the latter then symbolizes Descarte’s pineal gland.

Keywords

Panic Disorder Psychosomatic Medicine Dominant Hemisphere Atom Theory Cartesian Dichotomy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adolf-Ernst Meyer
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  1. 1.Department of Psychotherapy and PsychosomaticsHamburg University Medical SchoolWest Germany

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