© 1983

Biofeedback and Family Practice Medicine

  • William H. Rickles
  • Jack H. Sandweiss
  • David W. Jacobs
  • Robert N. Grove
  • Eleanor Criswell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Brian L. Tiep
    Pages 29-39
  3. Lee Kudrow
    Pages 41-59
  4. Jack H. Sandweiss
    Pages 61-71
  5. Lee Kudrow, William H. Rickles, Jack H. Sandweiss
    Pages 73-81
  6. Judith A. Green
    Pages 121-144
  7. Robert M. Miller
    Pages 145-153
  8. David S. Gans
    Pages 175-192
  9. Robert N. Grove, Muriel T. Belanger
    Pages 193-232
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 233-244

About this book


During the past five years there has been a reawakening of interest in the psychotherapy of patients with medical disorders characterized as psychosomatic. For three decades, psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy were used extensively to treat and study psychosomatic disorders. Early in the 1960s, interest in this approach to these conditions faded, and the ·Psychosomatic Service· in most hospitals became the ·Consultation Liaison Service· (Lipowski, 1967). The recent focus of biofeedback on psychosomatic conditions provides a new technique with which the physician or psychiatrist may treat these patients (Rickles, 1981). In addition, the successful application of biofeedback training to a variety of complaints such as those presented in this volume has heralded the addition of biofeedback to the treatment modalities used for medical complaints. Frequently, psychological factors can still be seen; for example, when biofeedback treatment may require lifestyle changes on the part of the patient, the exploration of secondary gains or resistances before the disorder can be success­ fully treated, and the establishment of rapport and empathy which is so important for truly effective biofeedback training. Aside from certain psychological dimensions that are always present in biofeed­ back training, in this case biofeedback is being used in a primarily medical setting for primarily medical complaints.


Biofeedback Exploration Management assessment psychoanalysis rehabilitation therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • William H. Rickles
    • 1
  • Jack H. Sandweiss
    • 2
  • David W. Jacobs
    • 3
  • Robert N. Grove
    • 4
  • Eleanor Criswell
    • 5
  1. 1.Sepulveda Veterans Administration HospitalThe School of Medicine, UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Sandweiss Biofeedback InstituteBeverly HillsUSA
  3. 3.Biofeedback Institute of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.United States International UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  5. 5.Sonoma State UniversityRohnertUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biofeedback and Family Practice Medicine
  • Editors William H. Rickles
    Jack H. Sandweiss
    David Jacobs
    Robert N. Grove
    Eleanor Criswell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41386-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-1175-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-1173-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 254
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rehabilitation Medicine
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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