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Medically unexplained illness : gender and biopsychosocial implications

Author: Susan K Johnson; American Psychological Association.
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"There has been a recent surge of interest in the physiology of such illnesses as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and multiple chemical sensitivity. However, biomedical models can only go so far toward understanding a group of painful and often frustrating symptoms. These models are unable to answer fully such questions as how these vulnerabilities are aggravated by psychosocial  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Susan K.
Medically unexplained illness.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2008
(OCoLC)665105421
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan K Johnson; American Psychological Association.
ISBN: 9780979212581 0979212588
OCLC Number: 85885342
Description: x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A brief history of gender in medically unexplained illness --
Psychiatric disorder in medically unexplained illness --
Psychosocial and cognitive factors in medically unexplained illness --
Biology of medically unexplained illness --
Irritable bowel syndrome --
Fibromyalgia --
Chronic fatigue syndrome --
Multiple chemical sensitivity --
Treatment approaches to irritable bowel syndrome --
Treatment approaches to fibromyalgia --
Treatment approaches to chronic fatigue syndrome --
Treatment approaches to multiple chemical sensitivity --
Conclusion: understanding medically unexplained illness.
Responsibility: Susan K. Johnson.
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Surveys the research on how psychological, social, and physiological factors may interact and contribute to the development of symptoms. This volume is of interest to both psychologists and health  Read more...

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