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(p. 47) Inter-Relationship of Body Disease and Psychological Disorder 

(p. 47) Inter-Relationship of Body Disease and Psychological Disorder
(p. 47) Inter-Relationship of Body Disease and Psychological Disorder

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 25 October 2020

In this chapter, Winnicott summarises diseases of the soma (body), which are in origin hereditary, congenital, intake deficiency, accident, infestation and infection, and the effect on the body tissues of psychological states. He then summarises illness of the psyche, which for Winnicott is clinically a disorder of emotional development. He summarises again the neuroses, psychoses, and schizophrenia, and adds that these distinctions between psyche and soma then enable him to make interconnections between the two, leaving out for the moment the impact of the environment on each.

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