Pathologies of the Mind/Body Interface: Exploring the Curious Domain of the Psychosomatic Disorders

Pathologies of the Mind/Body Interface: Exploring the Curious Domain of the Psychosomatic Disorders

by Richard L. Kradin

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781136193910
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Richard L. Kradin, MD, is a practicing Pulmonologist and Psychoanalyst at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Professor of both Medicine and Pathology at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Dyspnea Clinic at MGH, and also past Research Director of the Mind/Body Medical Institute in Boston, MA. He is the author of The Placebo Response and the Power of Unconscious Healing (Routledge 2008), and of approximately 200 articles in medical literature. His research interests include psychological aspects of pulmonary disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and the role of early attachment disturbances in the development of psychosomatic symptoms and placebo responses.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Basic Concepts  2. Hysteria: The Psychosomatic Disorder Par Excellence  3. Somatophobia  4. Mind and its Development  5. Stress  6. The Placebo Response  7. The Psychosomatic Disorders  8. Psychosomatic Disorders: Living on the Edge  9. Treating the Psychosomatic Disorders  10. Conclusion

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