Year: 1975 Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, v.6, no.4, (1975), p.481-487 SIEC No: 19841746

The purpose of this paper is to ascertain whether there is any basis in fact, to back up the impression, that physicians wives are a disproportionately large number of psychiatric patients, that in the vast majority severe marital problems are present, and that the marital relationships show a similar pattern.Two findings were; 95% of the patients had a primary diagnosis of depressive neurosis, and a common marital pattern was noted: a dependent wife and an emothionally detached husband.