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TitlePsychosomatic Medicine [electronic resource] : Theoretical, Clinical, and Transcultural Aspects / edited by Adam J. Krakowski, Chase Patterson Kimball
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1983
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Descript XVIII, 830 p. online resource


It is our pleasure to introduce to the readers of Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine: I, the authors of 88 papers presented at the VIth World Congress of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine in Montreal, September 13-18, 1981. These papers are reยญ presentative of more than 700 presentations and discussions that occurred in the course of lectures, symposia, panels and workshops. Adam J. Krakowski, M.D., primary editor of this volume, together with Chase P. Kimball, M.D., GUnsel Koptagel-Ila1, M.D. and Hellmuth Freyberger, M.D. are responsible for the solicitation and final editing of the papers included in this volume. Most of the plenary papers presented at the Congress and subsequently received for pubยญ lication are in preparation for a volume to be issued by S. Karger, Basel, Switzerland, as a special number edited by us with the assistance of Drs. Freyberger and Koptagel-Ilal. The papers inยญ cluded in this volume represent the main substance of the Congress. The editors regret that a number of presentations were either reยญ ceived too late or in insufficient form to allow for publication at this time. A number of other papers presented at the Congress have been released for publication in the Journal of Psychosomatic Reยญ search, the Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, General Hospital Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and other journals


Theory and Research -- Anxiety and Psychosomatic Illness -- Terms and Theories of Pain -- Construct Validation of the MMPI Alexithymia Scale -- A Canine Model of Psychopathology -- Neurophysiological Studies in Hypnosis (Contingent Negative Variations) -- Adjustment to Hemodialysis and Renal Transplantation: A Prospective Study -- Schizophrenia and Psychosomatic Disorders: A Review -- Prevalence of Psychosomatic Disorders in Schizophrenic Patients in Poland -- Dreams Which Precipitate Asthma Attacks -- Nocturnal Asthma: Sleep and Dream Analysis -- Myocardial Infarction and the Emotional Climate -- Psychosocial Etiology of Coronary Heart Disease -- Open Heart Surgery: The Psychiatric Point of View -- Aspects of Early Detection of Anorexia Nervosa -- Family Psychopathology and Anorexia Nervosa -- Anorexia Nervosa: A Study of 50 Hospitalized Cases -- Anorexia Nervosa in Twins: Is the Etiology Psychotic or Psychogenic? -- Pavlovian Orienting Responses as Predictors of Psychosomatic Vulnerability -- From Bromides to Peptides: The Role of Chemicals In Conditioning and Learning Theory -- Psychosomatic Study of Chronic Pancreatitis -- Recent Diagnostic Aspects in the Evaluation of Psychogenic Amenorrhea and Impotence -- Hysterectomy and Depression -- Psychodynamic Characteristics of Subjects with Menstrual Pathology -- The Psychosomatics of Puerperal Stress -- Altered States of Consciousness: Functional and Organic Brain Syndromes -- Rheumatoid Arthritis Factors Related to the Activity and the Effects of Illness -- The Prevalence and Predictors of Psychosomatic Symptoms and Conditions Among Police Officers -- Grief Reactions Following Death of the Significant Other -- Mortality and Crowding -- Somatic Dysfunction in an Irish Male Alcoholic Population -- Suicide Attempters: A Descriptive Study Comparing an Emergency Room Sample and a Medically Admitted Sample -- Brosithymia: A New Pathogenetic Model in Psychosomatics -- Psychosomatic Illnesses Secondary to Drug Treatment -- An Example of the Synergism of Functional and Organic Symptomatology in Physical Illness -- Sociocultural and Transcultural Aspects -- The Role of Sociocultural Factors in Psychosomatic Medicine -- A New Model for Integrating Occidental and Oriental Approaches in Psychosomatic Medicine -- Mind and Minding: Some Eastern and Western Views -- Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Problems Among Southeast Asian Refugees -- Effects of Social Change and Psychosomatic Manifestations with Reference to a Study of the Recent Life Changes Questionnaire on a Group of Turkish Patients -- European Industrial Psychosomatics: Recent Perspectives -- โ{128}{156}The French Papersโ{128}{157} -- The Process of Somatization -- Symbolizing Somatizations -- Choice of Slot and Case Selection in Psychosomatic Research -- Filiation and Psychosomatics -- The Bases of Clinical Psychosomatics in Childhood -- Psychotherapy of an Asthmatic Child -- The Psychosomatic Economy of Infantile Asthma -- Mother-Child Therapy -- Myths and Rites in Psychosomatic Dermatology -- The Influence of Social Security Systems on Psychosomatic Problems -- The Influence of Social Security Systems on the โ{128}{156}Demandโ{128}{157} in Medicine -- On the Relationship Between Medicine and Social Security Systems -- The Influence of Social Security Systems on Psychosomatic Difficulties -- Influence of the Social Security System on Psychosomatic Problems: The Example of Myocardial Infarction -- Liaison Psychiatry and Teaching Psychosomatic Medicine -- The University of Chicagoโ{128}{153}s Program in Liaison Psychiatry -- Fellowship Training in Liaison Psychiatry -- General Systems Theory in Medical Education -- A Medical-Psychiatric Liaison Fellowship -- The Clinical Applications of the Biopsychosocial Model -- Teaching Psychosomatic Medicine: Implications for Patients, Physicians and the Liaison Team -- Psychotherapy Teaching to Medical Students -- The Psychosomatic Approach: Sensitizing Nurses to the Care of the Patient and His Illness -- Educational Aspects of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in Canada -- Team Supervision in a Dialysis Unit as an Alternative to Psychotherapy with Dialysis Patients -- Psychotherapeutic Inpatient Ward Activities: An Optimal Liaison Teaching for Medical Students -- Research in Psychiatric Departments in the United Kingdom and its Relationship to the Psychosomatic Approach -- Consultation-Liaison Activities in a General Hospital Emergency Room (ER) -- Teaching Liaison Medicine in West Germany -- Liaison Psychiatry in Canada: A Questionnaire Survey -- Opinions of Psychiatric Residents Regarding the Educational Aspects of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry -- Consultation Psychiatry as a Career Choice Among Psychiatric Residents โ{128}{148} 1980 -- The General Hospital Psychiatric Evaluation Unit: Useful Entity or Not? -- Therapeutic Approaches -- Combined Inpatient and Outpatient Psychotherapy: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Results -- Empirical Investigations on Ward Rounds in Medical Psychosomatic Wards -- Criteria for Selection for Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Psychosomatic Illness -- Psychotherapy with Alexithymic Patients -- Psychodynamics and the Economic Problems in the Psychotherapeutic Approach to Psychosomatic Disorders -- Brief Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa -- Psychosomatic Disease and Systems Therapy -- Psychotherapeutic Modification of the Type โ{128}{156}Aโ{128}{157} Personality Patterns -- Early Preventive Psychotherapy After Disasters -- Management of Depression in Dialysis Patients -- A Multimodal Pain Control System for Back and Neck Pain -- Life Adjustment of Transsexual Patients -- Attaining Autonomic Calming Through Behavioral Control: A Response-Learning Approach -- Psychosomatics and Hypnotherapy -- Yoga as Therapy: Implications of a Holistic Somatopsychic Therapy -- Psychotropics in the Management of Psychosomatic and Somatogenic Anxiety -- Psychoactive Drugs in Psychosomatic Medicine -- Therapeutic Uses of Beta-Blockers in Psychosomatics -- Contributors -- Author Index

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