Conceptual Framework

  • Benjamin B. Wolman


Psychomatic disorders are diseases of the body. They are physicochemical, anatomical, or physiological disorders of living organisms. The term psychosomatic is quite ambiguous, for there are usually certain psychological factors in the etiology of many nonpsychosomatic diseases and in the treatment of patients, irrespective of the nature of their sickness (Knapp, 1985).


Anorexia Nervosa Psychosomatic Medicine Luteinizing Hormone Secretion Psychosomatic Disorder Psychosomatic Disease 
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