Psychosomatic Correlates of Asthma

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Item Code: NAE853
Author: Manoj Kumar Chauhan
Publisher: Parimal Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2010
ISBN: 9788171103638
Pages: 248
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Weight 420 gm
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About The Book

There are many psychological and physical illnesses which grasp a huge part of the human population since the inception of creation and man has been trying to reveal the actual cause of the particular illness.

The interest of the research work has been primarily on un covering the psychological and emotional factors that lead to the development of asthmatic disorder.

The present investigation focuses on the psychological causes of the asthma attacks in the patients considering asthma as a psychological disorder. The distinctive characteristic of this type of diseases lies in the fact that their original cause of genesis remains unknown however psychological relationship has been found in producing and developing these diseases undoubtedly.

An extensive theoretical work provides an excellent opportunity for a clear understanding of this complicated are of psychological features of asthmatics.

The book has been divided into eight sections to facilitate the readers/researchers to understand the systematic way of formulation of problems, hypotheses, analysis and interpretation of the results in the light of previous researchers.


About The Author

Dr. Manoj Kumar Chauhan is Assistant Professor of Psychological at G.K. University Haridwar. He received his Ph.D. from the G.K. University, Haridwar. His area of interest has been in research methodology as well as experimental psychology.

Dr. Chauhan has high research aptitude and attended a large number of conferences presenting learned research papers thereon. His research papers are accepted and published in several noted journals and magazines. He has published more than fifteen research papers in professional journals.

Chauhan’s current research interests focus mainly on
1. Role of occupational environmental in promoting stress, depression and inferiority and insecurity feelings in adhoc teachers in colleges.
2. Child labour and personality dynamics.
3. Psychological problems viz. cardiovascular diseases.


Health is undoubtedly, an indispensable quality in human being. It has been described as soil form which the finest flowers grow. In order to enjoy life one needs to be healthy. People who are not healthy are called sick. They can not perform well and meet the various demands of life. Health is important for a person individually as well as socially. In order to be a productive member of society, we need an alert mind and an active body. The field of health psychology deals with psychological factors which are important in maintaining and fostering health and well being. Also, it explores the factors which lead to the condition of illness. This field has become very important in recent years. It has become increasingly clear that the life style or our ways of thinking and behaving are contributing to the health status of the people.

The present research work which has been presented in the form of book entitled “ Psychosomatic Correlates of Asthma” was done on author’ own on male and female asthmatic patients in terms of psychosomatic manifestations.

I give my best wishes to Dr. Manoj Kumar Chauhan for his valuable work which is useful to the research scholars and scientists studying in the field of clinical psychological as well as medical sciences.

Traditionally, the medical profession has been concerned with physical illness and has concentrated research efforts on understanding and controlling the organic factors in disease. In Psychopathology, on the other hand, interest has centered primarily on uncovering the psychological and emotional factors that lead to the development of mental disorders. But, today, we realize that both of these approaches are limited; although an illness may be primarily physical or psychological, it is always a disorder of the whole person – not just of the lungs or psyche.

Actually, we consider that the physical and psychological both the factors are involved in the occurrences of any psychological disease. It shows the view that psychological being and biological being are not separate. In short, the individual is a psychobiological unit in continual interaction with the environment. And this is also the emerging point of the concept of the term “psychosomatic” which is referred to those physical illnesses which are primarily caused by psychological reasons rather than organic ones. Asthma is also considered to be a psychosomatic disorder as it appear in a great number of cases triggering through the psychological and emotional reasons and the fruitless effects of psychotherapy in the interventions of asthmatic patients even indicates the psychological basis of this disease.

The Ex-Post Facto investigation on “Psychosomatic Correlates of Asthma” includes all possible quarries under the factorial settings of such complicated variables. The book deserves to be read by research students and scientists studying the relationship of psychosomatic diseases with the emotional behavior. The author deserves our hearty congratulations.




1 The Conceptual Frame Work 1-58
  Psychosomatic Features of Asthma  
  Personality of Bronchial Asthma Patients  
  Psychoanalytic Explanations of Bronchial Asthma  
  Concept of Psychosomatic Disorder  
  Concept of Psychoneurotic Tendency  
  Concept of Anxiety  
  Concept of Stress  
  Concept of Depression  
  Concept of Regression  
  Concept of Fatigue  
  Concept of Guilt  
  Concept of Extraversion  
  Concept of Arousal  
  Objectives of The Study  
2 Review of Literature 59-85
3 Methodology And Design 86-101
  Sampling Procedure  
  Tools of Data Collection And Analyses  
4 The Nine Four- Variate Experiments 102-106
  Experiment Category 'A' (Psychoneurotic tendency As A Function of Asthmatic State, Sex, Heredity And Age) 107-112
  Experiment Category 'B' (Emotional States As The Function of Asthmatic State, Sex, Herdeity And Age) 113-183
5 Discussion of Results 184-206
  Consolidated Results  
  Comparison With Other Studies  
  Actualization of The Objectives  
  Evaluation And Implimentation  
6 Summary, Conclusion And Suggestions 207-212
  The Summary  
  The Conclusion  
  Suggestions For Further Research  
7 References 213-229
8 Appendix 230-238


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