Bodily Conditions as Related to Mental States
LM Publishers
Date de publication

Bodily Conditions as Related to Mental States

LM Publishers

AideEAN13 : 9782366597523
  • Fichier EPUB, libre d'utilisation
  • Fichier Mobipocket, libre d'utilisation
  • Lecture en ligne, lecture en ligne

"It is held that the health of the body may be affected, beneficially or
injuriously, by certain states of the mind, as of hope or despondency. Or,
more in detail, medical men have observed that certain mental states affect
certain functions in certain definite ways. As, for instance, sudden anxiety,
as of the non-arrival of a friend when expected, may cause an increase of the
peristaltic action, while prolonged anxiety is apt to cause the contrary
effect. Joy over good news or at the return of long-absent friends diminishes
gastric secretion and causes loss of appetite. The feeble hold on life of the
suicidal, and the surprising recoveries from serious diseases and after
apparently fatal injuries, in persons whose mental characteristics are
hopefulness and determination, are often-recurring facts, familiar to all..."

S'identifier pour envoyer des commentaires.