Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting

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Psychosocial problems appear within a medical context worldwide, and are a major burden to health. Psychosomatic Medicine: An InternationalPrimer for the Primary Care Setting takes a uniquely global approach in laying the foundations of bio psychosocial basic care (such as recognizing psychosocial and psychosomatic problems, basic counseling and collaboration with mental health specialists) and provides relevant information about the most common mental and psychosomatic problems and disorders. The scope of the book is intercultural—it addresses global cultures, subcultures living in a single country and strengthening the care given by physicians working abroad.

This clinically useful book outlines best practices for diagnosing the most common bio psychosocialproblems and mastering the most common communication challenges (e.g. doctor-patient conversation, breaking bad news, dealing with difficult patients, family and health systems communication and collaboration). Every chapter integrates basic theoretical background and practical skills and includes trans-culturally sensitive material, important for work with patients from different cultures. Psychosomatic Medicine: An InternationalPrimer for the Primary Care Setting serves as an excellent resource for clinicians hoping to gain and develop knowledge and skills in psychosomatic medicine.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461410218
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/30/2014
  • Edition description: 2014
  • Pages: 207

Table of Contents

Part I: Psychosomatic Medicine in Primary Care

1: What is Psychosomatic Medicine?

Kurt Fritzsche

2: Psychosomatic Medicine in Primary Care

Kurt Fritzsche

3: Objectives of Training in Psychosomatic Medicine in Primary Care

Kurt Fritzsche

4: Traditional Medicine and Psychosomatic Medicine

Kurt Fritzsche, Catherine Abbo, Hamid Afshar Zanjani and Farzad Goli

Part II: The First Contact—Basic Interventions

5: The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Kurt Fritzsche, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm and Sonia Diaz Monsalve

6: Doctor Patient Communication

Kurt Fritzsche, Axel Schweickhardt, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani and Farzad Goli

7: Family Medicine

Werner Geigges, Kurt Fritzsche, Susan McDaniel, Xudong Zhao, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm and Sonia Diaz Monsalve

8: Balint Group

Kurt Fritzsche, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Wei Jing, Gertrud Frahm and Sonia Diaz Monsalve

Part III: Recognition and Treatment of Most Common Clinical Presentations

9: Depressive Disorders

Kurt Fritzsche, Wei Jing, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Nguyen Kim Viet, Nguyen Van Tuan, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm and Sonia Diaz Monsalve

10: Anxiety Disorders

Kurt Fritzsche

11: Somatoform Disorders

Kurt Fritzsche, Nguyen Kim Viet, Nguyen Van Tuan, Catherine Abo, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Lan Zhang and Wei Jing

12: Psycho-Oncology

Kurt Fritzsche, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani and Farzad Goli

13: Psycho-Cardiology

Kurt Fritzsche, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli and Frank Kuan-Yu Chen

14: Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Kurt Fritzsche, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve and Frank Kuan-Yu Chen

15: Addiction

Kurt Fritzsche, Axel Schweickhardt, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Nguyen Kim Viet and Nguyen Van Tuan

Part IV: Developing Psychosomatic Medicine in International Settings

16: Systems Development of Behavioral Health in Primary Care

Julie Schirmer and Jeffrey Markuns

17: The Development of Psychosomatic Medicine in China, Vietnam and Laos—The ASIA-LINK Program

Kurt Fritzsche, Michael Wirsching, Xudong Zhao, Wei Jing, Lan Zhang, Nguyen Kim Viet and Nguyen Van Tuan

18: Psychosomatic Medicine and its Implementation in the Latin America Region

Sonia Diaz Monsalve

19: Psychosomatic Medicine in Iran

Hamid Afshar Zanjani and Farzad Goli

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