Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To open articles without exiting the current webpage…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To open articles without exiting your current search or webpage, press Ctrl + Left Mouse Button while hovering over the desired link. It will open in a new Tab in your internet browser.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Krasner, R.F. (1983). Psychiatric Quarterly. LI, 1979.. Psychoanal Q., 52:154.

(1983). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 52:154

Psychiatric Quarterly. LI, 1979.

Ronald F. Krasner

Psychological reactions to Chronic Medical Illness. James J. Strain. Pp. 173-483.

Psychological reactions to chronic medical illness can be categorized as follows: the chronically ill patient is vulnerable, first and foremost, to eight types of psychological stress, all of which have their roots in early childhood. Specifically, chronic illness evokes a threat to the patient's self-esteem; fear of strangers; separation anxiety; fear of loss of love, and of the control of developmentally achieved functions; fear of loss of, or injury to, body parts; guilt and fear of retaliation; and fear of pain, whcih cuts across all of these stresses. Other psychological reactions to chronic medical illness include regression, conflict, and inevitable distortions in object relationships. Suggestions for the amelioration of these responses within the matrix of the doctor-patient relationship are proposed.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.