Stressful life events, acid hypersecretion, and ulcer disease.


We have evaluated 2 patients with symptomatic gastric disease who dated the onset of their illnesses to stressful events in their lives. In 1 patient, six family members had recently died and our patient feared that he too would die. The other patient was accused of grand theft, was under police surveillance, and had lost his job. Both patients had markedly… (More)


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