• Benjamin B. Wolman


Psychosomatic medicine as a study of physical illnesses caused by emotional disorders was, in a way, an outgrowth of psychoanalysis. Freud (1905/1953) related the etiology of hysteria to both mental and physical factors. He wrote: “As far as I can see, every hysterical symptom involves the participation of both sides. It cannot occur without a certain degree of somatic compliance” (1905/1953, p. 40).


Psychosomatic Medicine Vegetative Organ Mental Phenomenon Emotional Tension Disturbed Function 
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