Certain dysfunctions of the alimentary tract - Achalasia
of the Cardia, Pyloric Spasm, ,:egacolon, or liirschprung's Disease -
are considered to be part expressions of a,eneraliaJd neurosis
of psychogenic origin, in which heredity, various environmental
factors, and infection, have a marked influence.
The neurosis produces its effects by imbalance of the
autonomic nervous system, and is benefited by psychotherapeutic
treatment in conjunction with which drugs, physical measures,
and surgical treatment have a limited place.