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September 1939

EFFECT OF PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT IDEAS ON RESPIRATION IN PSYCHONEUROTIC PATIENTS

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Department of Diseases of the Nervous System, Harvard Medical School, and the Psychiatric Department, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(3):425-490. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270210063005
Abstract

The relation between mental phenomena and respiratory function has long been of interest to psychologists and physicians. Many earlier workers, notably Lehmann,1 Mosso,2 Mentz,3 Rehwaldt4 and Zoneff and Meumann,5 investigated the effect of various types of ideational stimuli on respiratory tracings in normal persons. More recently, the influence of emotions on respiration and metabolism has been studied by Feleky,6 Landis7 and Landis and Gullette8 in normal persons; by Segal, Binswanger and Strouse9 in hyperthyroid patients, and by Ziegler and Levine10 in psychoneurotic patients. There have been studies on the effect of emotions on the inspiration-expiration ratio by Mentz,3 Mosso,2 Benussi,11 Burtt,12 Mignot and Le Grande13 and Landis and Gullette.8 Golla and his associates14 studied various types of respiratory tracings found in schizophrenic patients. Peterson and Jung15 studied the relationship between respiratory tracings

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