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Somatization and Psychosomatic Symptoms

Author: Kyung Bong Koh
Publisher: Dordrecht Springer 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 1View all editions and formats
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This book, with contributions emanating from the 21st World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine held in Seoul in August 2011, presents the latest evidence-based information about the mechanisms, assessment, and management of psychosomatic disorders from a biopsychosociocultural perspective. Somatization is a process characterized by excessive or inappropriate focus on physical symptoms that are medically unexplained.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kyung Bong Koh
ISBN: 9781489991294 1489991298 9781461471196 1461471192
OCLC Number: 880419508
Notes: Description based upon print version of record
Description: 1 online resource (320 p.)
Contents: Part I Basic Understanding for Somatization.-Chapter 1 Identity of Somatoform Disorders: Comparison with Depressive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders.-Part II Theoretical Approaches to Mind and Body.-Chapter 2 Toward a Philosophy of Life to Underpin Personhood in Medicine.-Part III Biopsychosociocultural Mechanisms in Psychosomatic Medicine.-Chapter 3 Genes, Memes, Culture, and Psychosomatic Medicine: An Integrative Model.-Chapter 4 Alexithymia and Somatic Symptoms.-Chapter 5 Culture and Somatic Symptoms: Hwa-byung, A Culture-Related Anger Syndrome.- Chapter 6 Molecular Mechanism of Sleep-Wake Regulation: from Basic to Translational Research.- Part IV Practical Approaches to Patients and Family.-Chapter 7 Psychosomatic Approach to Clinical Practice.-Chapter 8 Emotional Intelligence, Alexithymia and the Doctor-Patient Relationship.-Chapter 9 Effective Approach to Somatization Assessment and Management.-Chapter 10 Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Psychosomatic Medicine.-Chapter 11 Family Assessment and Intervention for Physicians.- Part V Specific Psychosomatic Symptoms.-Chapter 12 Pain, Depression and Anxiety: a Common Language of Human Suffering.-Chapter 13 Psychosomatic Aspects of Fibromyalgia.-Chapter 14 A Psychosomatic Approach to the Treatment of the Difficult Chronic Pain Patient.- Part VI Specific Psychosomatic Disorders.-Chapter 15 Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Mechanism and Clinical Aspects.-Chapter 16 Poststroke Depression: Mechanisms and Management.-Chapter 17 Cancer in a Psychosomatic Perspective.-Chapter 18 Psychosocial Aspects of Breast Cancer: Focus on Interventions.- Part VII Specific Therapeutic Interventions and Biological Effects of Interventions.-Chapter 19. Motivational Interviewing in Psychosomatic Medicine.-Chapter 20 Wisdom and Wisdom Psychotherapy in Coping with Stress.-Chapter 21 Current Advances in the Psychopharmacology of Psychosomatic Medicine.-Chapter 22 Emotion, Interventions and Immunity.

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This book covers not only the assessment and treatment of chronic physical complaints but also explores the mechanisms that underlie them. It examines such symptoms and disorders as stress-induced  Read more...

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