Book Section: Psychosomatic Medicine From A Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

  title={Book Section: Psychosomatic Medicine From A Psychoanalytic Viewpoint},
  author={L. Deutsch},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  pages={653 - 702}
  • L. Deutsch
  • Published 1980
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
ONTEMPORARY P s Y c H o s o h l A T I c RESEARCH has undergone C startling changes in direction during the last two decades. Enthusiastic researchers working in diverse fields have produced an information explosion whose reverberations have been felt throughout psychiatry. The authors of the volumes to be reviewed here have attempted to synthesize the massive amount of data from these studies into a complex multifactorial discipline in which two general areas of investigation dominate… Expand
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