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Psychosomatics or somatopsychics - interrelation between psyche and soma in the old age

Grażyna Łój
Psychiatria 2007;4(3):105-118.

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Vol 4, No 3 (2007)
Prace oryginalne - nadesłane
Published online: 2007-06-11

Abstract


Introduction. Aging is a natural process of decreasing the organism’s biological activity as years pass by. A genetic factor, which above all conditions the lifespan, plays an important role in this process. The greatest value at the time of senility is health composed of the mutual correlations between psychic and somatic factors. Depending on the attitude towards ourselves and others, on life balance (that is a subjective evaluation of an entire life), on the feeling of control (that is our influence on the fate), aging can be related with a physiological slowdown of movements, an increased vulnerability to various deseases or decreptitude and multiple pathology.
Material and methods. The research included 316 women and 120 men in their 60’s. The correlations of psychic and somatic variables have been evaluated with reference to women and men.
Results and conclusions. The results of the research show that the negative attitude towards oneself is the most important psychic factor correlating with the somatic factors. This attitude is connected to the greater vulnerability to deseases and the slowdown of movements.

Abstract


Introduction. Aging is a natural process of decreasing the organism’s biological activity as years pass by. A genetic factor, which above all conditions the lifespan, plays an important role in this process. The greatest value at the time of senility is health composed of the mutual correlations between psychic and somatic factors. Depending on the attitude towards ourselves and others, on life balance (that is a subjective evaluation of an entire life), on the feeling of control (that is our influence on the fate), aging can be related with a physiological slowdown of movements, an increased vulnerability to various deseases or decreptitude and multiple pathology.
Material and methods. The research included 316 women and 120 men in their 60’s. The correlations of psychic and somatic variables have been evaluated with reference to women and men.
Results and conclusions. The results of the research show that the negative attitude towards oneself is the most important psychic factor correlating with the somatic factors. This attitude is connected to the greater vulnerability to deseases and the slowdown of movements.
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Keywords

psyche; somatics; gerohomilopata (homeopathist; gerontology homeopathist); somatic psychology; salutogenetic healthiness model

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Title

Psychosomatics or somatopsychics - interrelation between psyche and soma in the old age

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 4, No 3 (2007)

Pages

105-118

Published online

2007-06-11

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2007;4(3):105-118.

Keywords

psyche
somatics
gerohomilopata (homeopathist
gerontology homeopathist)
somatic psychology
salutogenetic healthiness model

Authors

Grażyna Łój

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