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(1978). Psyche. XXXI, 1977: Is the "Psychosomatic Structure" of the French School Syndrome-Specific? Johannes Cremerius. Pp. 293-317.. Psychoanal Q., 47:648-649.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psyche. XXXI, 1977: Is the "Psychosomatic Structure" of the French School Syndrome-Specific? Johannes Cremerius. Pp. 293-317.

(1978). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 47:648-649

Psyche. XXXI, 1977: Is the "Psychosomatic Structure" of the French School Syndrome-Specific? Johannes Cremerius. Pp. 293-317.

Following a period of lively psychoanalytic interest in psychosomatic illnesses, a phase of skepticism has taken over. Beginning about 1960, a group of French authors (David, Fain, Marty, and de M'Uzan) has postulated a specific personality structure for the psychosomatically ill without consideration of the problem of etiology. Cremerius asserts that this "psychosomatic structure" is not syndrome-specific and that it is not "primary." On the basis of his own experience, illustrated

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with case outlines, he argues that the French authors' patient selection and the examination situation arranged by them largely determine the phenomenon of the "psychosomatic structure."

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(1978). Psyche. XXXI, 1977. Psychoanal. Q., 47:648-649

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