Psychosomatic Issues in Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid Diseases, Muscular Tensions, and Infectious Diseases

  • Benjamin B. Wolman


The diseases described in the following pages are not purely psychosomatic, but psychological factors play a significant role in their etiology, their degree of severity and their potential prognosis. A survey of the physiological dysfunctions of the human organism can hardly find a case totally free of psychological influences. Whenever a human body is exposed to disease-carrying viruses, bacterias, or any other harmful element, the host’s immune system and its defensive army of lymphocytes, B cells, and T cells fight the invaders (Stein, Keller, & Schleifer, 1981).


Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Thyroid Gland Behavioral Medicine Psychosomatic Medicine 
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