Interactional Psychotherapy

  • Benjamin B. Wolman


Human behavior can affect physical health in three ways: (1) in etiology, when behavior directly causes psychosomatic disorders; (2) in prevention, when one develops unhealthy life styles and self-destructive habits that reduce one’s chances of a healthy life; and (3) in rehabilitation, through appropriate or inappropriate reactions to one’s illness, one’s sick role, and one’s lack of cooperation with treatment (Strupp, 1978).


Psychosomatic Symptom Psychosomatic Disorder Sick Role Therapeutic Situation Emotional Balance 
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