Psychology, are salutary correctives to such a viewpoint. Through these branches of medicine an effort is being made to assess the extent to which a patients own behaviour is a cause of his illness in the fields of both mental and physical disorders and diseases. It is, therefore, a matter of the utmost importance to have a clear and unprejudiced a concept of mind- body relationship as is humanly possible.
The characters or personalities of these three patients contained similar features, and their experiences prior to the outbreak of illness were strikingly alike. They were upright and good – living men keenly conscious of their own virtue and rectitude; the skin disease followed closely some disaster; and, in the belief that their misfortunes were utterly undeserved, they harboured an acute sense of injustice.