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BACKGROUND Social phobics are at a higher risk of developing alcohol problems. The mechanism promoting this association is not clear. According to Sayette (1993b), alcohol attenuates anxiety responses by disrupting initial appraisal of threatening stimuli. We used the emotional Stroop test and an implicit memory test to investigate whether alcohol hinders(More)
Gastric diverticula are rare. In the literature the mentioned incidences vary between 0.01 % and 2.6 % depending on the method of detection. Until now the laparoscopic treatment of gastric diverticula is reported worldwide by eight authors (eight laparoscopic resections and one laparoscopic invagination with oversewing). Between September 2000 and November(More)
  • A Schiller
  • 1992
Experiences with psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy with the elderly have been made in a psychiatric consultation service at a general hospital. The life-long importance of psychodynamically relevant conflicts is illustrated by two case examples of psychosomatic patients with asthma and functional symptoms of the gastrointestinal tract. The(More)
Psycho-neuroimmunology depicts a conceptual frame in which possible interactions between psychic and physical processes can be examined. It could be very significant in the field of psychosomatics when the courses of psychic and somatic processes are examined. However, the research results from this field of study are varied and only for a few parameters of(More)
OBJECTIVE Psychosocial intervention during the course of cancer is still being controversially disputed in psychosomatic studies. Immunological and endocrinological parameters can serve as links in observing the influence of the interactive processes involved. MATERIAL AND METHODS The approach to determine whether psychotherapeutic intervention can lead(More)
OBJECTIVE Maladaptive coping of the cancer illness leads to considerable psychosocial burden which can-as a chronic stress factor-impair various immune functions, e.g. cellular immunity. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a collective of 118 patients suffering from mammary carcinoma and 48 patients suffering from benign mammary tumors Coping was measured with the(More)
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