Mind, Body and Medicine

Mind, Body and Medicine : An Integrative Text

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From a rich background of clinical experience and a scholarly review of the diverse literature, Raphael Melmed has written a unique textbook of psychosomatic medicine. He analyzes psychosomatic disorders from a physiological and medical perspective but draws on many other disciplines to describe their scientific basis, clinical presentation, and their management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 35.6mm | 249.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6 line illustrations
  • 0195131649
  • 9780195131642

Table of contents

Somatiziation - body language; challenges in doctor-patient communication; the key question in clinical practice - who controls what?; stress - the broader context; stress and the immune function; stress - clinical consequences; interplay of mind and body in clinical practice - pathophysiological mechanisms; interplay of mind and body in clinical practice - the placebo response; Chronic or recurrent pain syndromes; visceral pain syndromes; panic attacks - the great mimic; cardiovascular changes in anxiety - a lesson in integrative psychophysiology; respiratory effects of anxiety; chronic fatigue; depression in the medical clinic; drug treatment of affective disorders; general principles of stress management; Behavioral intervention in stressed states; defining mind-body medicine.
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