A concept of analytical treatment for patients with psychosomatic disorders. Report on the psychosomatic phenomenon and its consequence for therapy.

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With the Paris school the author holds the view that the 'pensée opératoire' is pathognomic for the psychosomatic patient. This archaic, 'automatistisch-mechanistisch' thinking is a consequence of defects in the sphere of the physiological pre-ego. Certain typical findings, such as reduplication and mechanized object relations are seen as correlates of… (More)

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@article{Stephanos1975ACO, title={A concept of analytical treatment for patients with psychosomatic disorders. Report on the psychosomatic phenomenon and its consequence for therapy.}, author={S F Stephanos}, journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics}, year={1975}, volume={26 3}, pages={178-87} }