||Dupertuis CW, Calden G & Hokanson JE
||Psychosomatic factors in the rate of recovery from
||PSYCHOSOM MED 1960, 22, 345-355.
The results of this exploratory study suggest that
TB patients who show a more rapid rate of recovery during the early
stages of hospital treatment can be distinguished from the slower
recoverers on the basis of age, acuteness of illness, stage of treatment,
and body type. Slow recoverers are more depressed, hypochondriacal,
self-preoccupied, and socially withdrawn. Spread of recovery was
generally not related in a significant way with psychiatric diagnosis
although schizoid individuals were prone to be slow recoverers,
whereas aggressive personalities improved more rapidly.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.