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October 13, 1962

Utes Prefer Psychoanalysis to Medicine Man

JAMA. 1962;182(2):33-34. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050410129043

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Abstract

People who weigh twice as much as they should often "have a dread of being alone, fear crowds and are intensely hypochrondriacal," according to Dr. Sydney Margolin, professor of psychiatry at the University of Colorado.

Speaking Sept. 26 at the opening of the fifth annual lectures series at Forest Hospital in Des Plaines, Ill., Margolin described recent research on obese persons at the University of Colorado.

The persons chosen for the study had been chronically unsuccessful in their efforts to lose weight, he said. The fear of crowds and other irrational forebodings were often concealed by "apathetic, withdrawn and hypersensitive attitudes," he said. Such people have three methods of dealing with their phobic anxiety, according to Margolin: being in the company of another person, such as a mother or her equivalent; developing a kind of depressed withdrawal characterized by lethargy and apathy, and eating.

Margolin, who is also director of

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