The relationship between psychology and medicine
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AbstractThe paper suggests that there are certain barriers to understanding which exist between academic psychology and medicine which may account for the relatively slow acceptance of psychology into medical curricula. These barriers are considered to be: the historical development of medicine and psychology; the body-mind dichotomy; the differential development of Medicine and Psychology as academic subjects; and the different professionalization processes embedded in the two types of training. Some implications for the teaching of Psychology to medical students are discussed.

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