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Article
September 1960

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, SECTION ON NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY, AND NEW YORK NEUROLOGICAL SOCIETY

Author Affiliations

Chairman, Section on Neurology and Psychiatry, Presiding. Combined Meeting, Nov. 10, 1959.

Arch Neurol. 1960;3(3):332-335. doi:10.1001/archneur.1960.00450030110011

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Abstract

A Comparative Study of Emotional Factors in the Etiology of Toxic and Nontoxic Goiter.  Dr. Joseph M. Lubart.Since no reports have appeared in the literature concerning emotional factors in the etiology of nontoxic goiter, whereas much has appeared concerning toxic goiter, the author has undertaken a study in which such factors have been compared and contrasted between 18 cases of nontoxic and 14 cases of toxic goiter. The results are as follows:1. Disturbed family patterns were universally present in both groups.2. Typical basic neurotic fears were present and equal in both groups.3. Every patient in both groups presented neurotic character disorders.4. Compulsive character traits were more marked in the toxic group.5. Catastrophic dreams were present in both groups.6. Denial of dependence was more marked in the toxic group.7. Toxic persons showed more drive toward advancement and performance, but the mechanism often involved

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