Georg Ivanovas From Autism to Humanism - systems theory in medicine

2.3 The psychosomatic confusion

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k) conclusion

As a general result, the body-mind concept is mostly neither in line with scientific findings nor with a strict epistemic view. It is somehow like an old artist who has missed the right moment to quit the stage. Therefore, I recommend to use more concrete terms such as behaviour, experience or feelings which represent definable states of observation. The terms mind and psyche seem not to be precise and reliable enough.