The heart image as a model to internal-organ body image

I. Kaminer*, H. Munitz, S. Tyano, H. Wijsenbeek

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We show that there is indeed an intemal-organ body image: The heart. Using questionnaires and drawings, we compared a group of healthy subjects, a group of acutely ill cardiac patients and a group of chronic cardiac patients. A constant body image emerged which was not influenced by heart disease. It seems to us that this approach can serve as a model of further studies of intemal-organ body image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1978


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