oa South African Medical Journal - The heart, the physician and the psychiatrist

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Two psychiatric situations are associated with the heart, the one connected with organic heart disease and the other occurring in its absence. In the former the symptoms, which may be psychoneurotic or psychotic, are precipitated by the anxiety aroused or by cerebral anaemia, or both.

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