Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Turk, D. C. 2010. Pain Disorder. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Medical illness in no way excludes the possibility of psychiatric illness. Medically ill patients are, in fact, much more likely to have psychiatric illness than patients without medical illness. Psychiatric illness in no way precludes the possibility of medical illness. Psychiatric illness is, in fact, associated with health behaviors and psychophysiological changes known to promote medical illness.