Life's happenings and organic disease

Br J Hosp Med. 1985 Jan;33(1):24-7.


There is a widespread belief among people and their doctors that what happens in life contributes to the cause of not only altered mood states but also organic lesional disease. Finding out whether it is true, with all the rigour of scientific method is a challenging task.

MeSH terms

  • Accidents
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Disease / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / etiology*
  • Research Design
  • Retrospective Studies