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AuthorLipowski, Z. J. author
TitlePsychosomatic Medicine and Liaison Psychiatry [electronic resource] : Selected Papers / by Z. J. Lipowski
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1985
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2509-3
Descript XVI, 476 p. 2 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

Men born to distinction do not always develop it in their homeland. Sometimes transยญ plantation taps routes to hidden sources of concern for the embracing of novel conยญ cepts or the clarification of man's behavior, illuminating this understanding in the lanยญ guage of their adopted tongue. Such a one was Joseph Conrad, the Polish sailor whose new vision graced our literature long after his death in 1924. Such a one also is the author this book, who was born in that same year to carryon his country's vigor and resourcefulness in our time. He is numbered among those distinguished emigres whose contributions to our culture and progress emanated from the trials and tribulations of the political upheavals, persecutions, and wars of Europe. Like many others, he has brought sound traditions and learning from his native land to enhance the new and less developed of what was only recently a frontier land. Watersheds in world events impose themselves willy-nilly on our lives. One such time was 1946, when the author of this book left his native land and set out for the West. He spent six months in London learning English and then moved to Ireland, where he trained in medicine and also absorbed novel ways and a new culture, includยญ ing the writings of Swift and Joyce. This young medical graduate's potential was soon recognized by his teacher in neurology at Belfast, who with foresight predicted great accomplishment


CONTENT

I. Psychosomatic Medicine: Theoretical Concepts -- 1. Review of Consultation Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine: III. Theoretical Issues (1968) -- 2. Psychosomatic Medicine in a Changing Society: Some Current Trends in Theory and Research (1973) -- 3. Sensory and Information Overload: Behavioral Effects (1975) -- 4. Psychosomatic Medicine in the Seventies: An Overview (1977) -- 5. Holistic-Medical Foundations of American Psychiatry: A Bicentennial (1981) -- 6. The Holistic Approach to Medicine (unpublished paper) -- 7. What Does the Word โ{128}{156}Psychosomaticโ{128}{157} Really Mean? A Historical and Semantic Inquiry (1984) -- II. Psychosocial Reactions to Physical Illness -- 8. Psychosocial Reactions to Physical Illness (unpublished paper) -- 9. Determinants of Psychosocial Reactions to Physical Illness (unpublished paper) -- III. Physical Illness and Psychopathology -- 10. Physical Illness and Psychiatric Disorder: Epidemiology (unpublished paper) -- 11. Physical Illness and Psychiatric Disorder: Pathogenesis (unpublished paper) -- 12. Organic Mental Disorders: General Psychopathology (unpublished paper) -- 13. Organic Brain Syndromes: New Classification, Concepts, and Prospects (1984) -- 14. Delirium, Clouding of Consciousness, and Confusion (1967) -- 15. Delirium Updated (1980) -- 16. Transient Cognitive Disorders (Delirium, Acute Confusional States) in the Elderly (1983) -- 17. The Concept and Psychopathology of Dementia (unpublished paper) -- IV. Conclustion-Liaison Psychiatry -- 18. Review of Consultation Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine: I. General Principles (1967) -- 19. Review of Consultation Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine: II Clinical Aspects (1967) -- 20. Psychiatric Liaison with Neurology and Neurosurgery (1972) -- 21. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: An Overview (1974) -- 22. Psychiatric Consultation: Concepts and Controversies (1977) -- 23. Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Past Failures and New Opportunities (1978) -- 24. Liaison Psychiatry, Liaison Nursing, and Behavioral Medicine (1981) -- 25. Liaison Psychiatry: Referral Patterns and Their Stability over Time (with E. J. Wolston) (1981) -- 26. The Need to Integrate Liaison Psychiatry and Geropsychiatry (1983) -- 27. Current Trends in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (1983)


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