The Human Factor -- and the Inhuman,
KAROLINSKA SJUKHUSET STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) LAB FOR CLINICAL STRESS RESEARCH
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A great number of epidemiological studies, as well as psychophysiological and psychoendocrinological experiments during the last three decades suggest that various environmental influences in todays highly industrialized, urban societies are of pathogenic significance. In general, the hypotheses imply that mans phylogenetically old adaptation patterns, preparing the organism for fight and flight, have become inadequate, and even harmful, in response to the predominantly psychological or socioeconomic stressors prevalent in modern society. The following problems are to be considered Higher nervous processes induced by the psychosocial environment and their relation to psychosomatic diseases Problems specific to childhood and school age Problems specific to the relationship between woman and man, and to the family life Problems specific to working life, technological development and urbanization Problems specific to the ageing person.
- Medicine and Medical Research