Psychosomatic Disorders

  • Gottlieb Guntern
Part of the Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Psychiatrie book series (PSYCHIATRIE, volume 22)


Du Bois (81) recently claimed that in an average middle European general practice, approximately 60% of the patients suffer from psychogenic functional disorders and that, therefore, they come to a practitioner with complaints he is not trained to deal with. Similar statements can be found in international literature, usually made by psychodynamically oriented authors. Rarely, if ever, do the authors indicate how they arrived at such quantifications and claims. For this reason, their assumptions have to be regarded critically.


Stress Indicator Village Doctor Somatic Disorder Psychosomatic Symptom Working Hypothesis 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottlieb Guntern
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  1. 1.Psychiatrie Oberwallis und Psychosomatische AbteilungOberwalliser KreisspitalBrig-GlisSwitzerland

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