Science: Money, Money, Money

The commonest and most neglected illness in the U.S. today is money-sickness, Dr. William Kaufman told the American Psychiatric Association in Boston last week. And one reason why it is not often detected, said the Bridgeport (Conn.) psychosomaticist, is that many doctors have their own unresolved problems regarding the use of money. This serves as an unconscious check which keeps them from recognizing or investigating the abnormal psycho-economic behavior of their patients.

An individual's attitude toward money, whether healthy or not, is usually determined early in life, said Dr. Kaufman. If it is unhealthy, it may touch off a variety of psychosomatic...

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