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Psychosomatic Disorders in General Practice - Boris Luban-Plozza

Psychosomatic Disorders in General Practice

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Number Of Pages: 255

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This book presents the basic knowledge of psychosomatics that both specialists and nonspecialists require, and then examines how this knowledge is applied in practice by putting the theoretical concepts underlying psychosomatics into a practical context with descriptions of psychosomatic illnesses. The basis of understanding symptoms remains psychoanalytical theory, but this basis is expanded and improved using modern concepts. The various therapeutic approaches to the patient, ranging from discussions between patient and physician to Balint group work and family therapy, are all discussed. This new edition is suitable for use as a basic introduction, giving practical guidance on basic psychosomatic care of patients both in the practice and in the clinic.

1 Psychosomatic Groundwork.- 1.1 Historical Introduction.- 1.2 Psychosomatic Correlates.- 1.2.1 Psychophysiological Connections.- 1.2.2 Psychodynamic Concepts.- 1.2.3 Models Based on the General-Systems Theory.- 1.2.4 Sociopsychosomatics.- 1.2.5 Conclusion to the Precepts.- 2 Psychosomatic Disorders.- 2.1 Disorders of the Respiratory Organs.- 2.1.1 Bronchial Asthma.- 2.1.2 Coughing and Singultus.- 2.1.3 The Nervous Breathing Syndrome.- 2.1.4 The Hyperventilation Syndrome.- 2.1.5 Pulmonary Tuberculosis.- 2.2 Cardiovascular Disorders.- 2.2.1 Functional Heart Disorders.- 2.2.2 Coronary Heart Disease.- 2.2.3 Essential Hypertension.- 2.3 Aspects of Eating Behaviour.- 2.3.1 Nutrition.- 2.3.2 Overnutrition and Obesity.- 2.3.3 Anorexia Nervosa.- 2.3.4 Bulimia.- 2.4 Gastrointestinal Disorders.- 2.4.1 Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers.- 2.4.2 Constipation.- 2.4.3 Emotional Diarrhea.- 2.4.4 Irritable Colon.- 2.4.5 Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease.- 2.5 Disorders of the Endocrine System.- 2.5.1 Hyperthyroidism.- 2.5.2 Diabetes Mellitus.- 2.6 Aspects of Allergy.- 2.7 Skin Diseases.- 2.7.1 Urticaria.- 2.7.2 Pruritus.- 2.7.3 Atopic Dermatitis (Disseminated Neurodermatitis).- 2.7.4 Anogenital Pruritus.- 2.7.5 Psoriasis.- 2.7.6 Dermatological Artifact.- 2.7.7 Treatment.- 2.8 Headache.- 2.9 The Sleepless Patient.- 2.10 Gynecological Disorders.- 2.10.1 Dysmenorrhea.- 2.10.2 Functional Sterility.- 2.11 Musculoskeletal Disorders.- 2.11.1 Soft Tissue Rheumatism.- 2.11.2 Back Pain.- 2.11.3 Rheumatoid Arthritis.- 3 Psychoautonomic Syndromes.- 3.1 Basics.- 3.2 Pathogenetic Concepts.- 3.3 Triggering Factors and Personality Profile.- 3.4 Types of Decompensation.- 3.5 Treatment.- 4 Psychosexual Disorders.- 4.1 Basics.- 4.2 Pathogenic and Therapeutic Concepts.- 4.3 Forms of Treatment.- 4.4 Sexuality with Increasing Age.- 4.5 Personal Experience of the Consultation in Psychosexual Medicine.- 5 Psychological and Psychosomatic Aspects of Dentistry.- 5.1 Basics.- 5.2 The Significance of the Oral Region.- 5.3 Going to the Dentist.- 5.4 The Dentist-Patient Relationship.- 5.5 Psychological Aspects During Treatment.- 5.6 The Various Groups of Patients.- 5.7 Psychogenic Influences in the Maxillofacial Region.- 5.8 Loss of Teeth.- 5.9 The Dental Prosthesis.- 5.10 Conclusions.- 6 The Psychosomatic Patient After Onset of Middle Age.- 6.1 Crises in Middle Age.- 6.2 Psychosomatic Disorders.- 6.3 Treatment.- 7 The Cancer Patient with an Unfavourable Prognosis.- 7.1 Basics.- 7.2 Informing the Patient of the Diagnosis.- 7.3 Family Participation.- 7.4 Sociopsychosomatic Implications.- 8 Aspects of Anxiety.- 8.1 Basics.- 8.2 Psychopathology of Anxiety Syndromes.- 8.3 Anxiety Disorders as Defined by International Systems of Classification.- 8.4 The Different Origins of Anxiety.- 8.5 Coping with Anxiety.- 8.6 Treatment of the Anxiety Syndrome.- 9 Masked Depression.- 10 The Psychosomatic Approach to the Patient.- 10.1 Problems of the Psychosomatic Approach.- 10.2 Various Forms of Dialogue with the Patient.- 10.3 Function and Course of the Interview.- 10.4 Dialogue as an Aid to Therapy.- 10.5 Balint Groups.- 11 The Rudiments of Treatment.- 11.1 The Problems of Integrating Psychotherapeutic Principles Into General Medicine.- 11.2 Relationship Therapy.- 11.3 Methods of Treatment.- 12 Psychopharmacotherapy.- 12.1 Antidepressants.- 12.2 Neuroleptics.- 12.3 Tranquilizers.- 12.4 Concomitant Effects.- 12.4.1 Neuroleptics.- 12.4.2 Antidepressants.- 12.4.3 Tranquilizers.- 12.5 Intoxication with Psychopharmaceuticals.- 12.6 When Psychopharmaceuticals are Indicated in Psychosomatic Illness.- 12.7 Chronic Pain.- 12.8 Suicidal Tendencies.- 12.9 Drug Abuse and the Suicidal Impulse.- 12.10 Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacotherapy.- References.

ISBN: 9783540545569
ISBN-10: 3540545565
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 255
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised