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Storm, J.E. (1986). British Journal of Medical Psychology. LVII, 1984: Some Implications for Psychology of Formulating All Illness as Deviancy. David Pilgrim. Pp. 227-233.. Psychoanal Q., 55:551.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: British Journal of Medical Psychology. LVII, 1984: Some Implications for Psychology of Formulating All Illness as Deviancy. David Pilgrim. Pp. 227-233.

(1986). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 55:551

British Journal of Medical Psychology. LVII, 1984: Some Implications for Psychology of Formulating All Illness as Deviancy. David Pilgrim. Pp. 227-233.

James E. Storm

Pilgrim feels that formulating all illnesses in terms of deviancy from a norm might lead to reconciling the psychological characteristics of physical illness with those of mental illness. In this way, the problems of physical reductionism and of mind-body separation may be avoided. The concept of illness as deviancy also avoids denying a material basis for human existence. Using this concept, according to Pilgrim, one may more readily recognize and reconcile the frequently conflicting issues of caring for and controlling one's patients.

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Storm, J.E. (1986). British Journal of Medical Psychology. LVII, 1984. Psychoanal. Q., 55:551

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