What is the connection between personality and disease?
" 85% of all symptoms represent a reaction to
emotional stress. And EVERY illness,
DISEASE = DIS -AT -EASE
Remember too much, or little, of any substance can put the mind/body connection at ( dis -ease). Stressors can create conditions known as (dis-at-ease). Psychogenic refers to a disease which is caused by those emotional conditions. The white blood cells can be lowered in number and, the already existing microbes, overwhelm the immune system Somatogenic refers to a condition in which the mind body connection increases the body's susceptibility to illness. All diseases may be thought of as psychosomatogenic, i.e., every disease has a resultant affect in the mind/body connection.
Now see if you can make a connection among stress, personality, and disease. In other words, which emotional components were likely recognizable before the presenting symptoms of the disease? Although there are as yet no absolute answers, there is considerable research implicating certain personality types, emotional states, and disease.
Extra Credit ( 10 points )[ Search the Internet and provide a hyperlink and a summary of your information that highlights the Mind Body connection.]
* Norman Shealy, M.D., "Ninety Days to Self Health," 1978, p. 12-26