chapter  23
Psychosocial Issues in Crohn's Disease
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The psychosomatic baggage accrued steadily until the early 1960s, only to be discarded in a flurry of spring cleaning that heralded the biologizing phase that dominated the 2 subsequent decades of medical thinking. Although this phase often merely substituted biophysical for psychological reductionism, common sense also gained coin: physicians and researchers could begin to notice that living with the specter of fecal incontinence could lead one to be obsessed with toilets, or to admit that chronic illness can be depressing.