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Psychosomatic Medicine

An International Guide for the Primary Care Setting

  • Kurt Fritzsche
  • Susan H. McDaniel
  • Michael Wirsching
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt Fritzsche, Farzad Goli, Catharina Marika Dobos
      Pages 3-16
    3. Kurt Fritzsche, Catharina Marika Dobos
      Pages 17-19
    4. Kurt Fritzsche, Catherine Abbo, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli
      Pages 21-29
  3. The First Contact: Basic Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz-Monsalve, Catherine Abbo, Farzad Goli, Catharina Marika Dobos
      Pages 33-43
    3. Kurt Fritzsche, Axel Schweickhardt, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli, Catharina Marika Dobos
      Pages 45-69
    4. Werner Geigges, Kurt Fritzsche, Catharina Marika Dobos, Susan H. McDaniel, Xudong Zhao, Catherine Abbo et al.
      Pages 71-86
    5. Kurt Fritzsche, Catharina Marika Dobos, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Jing Wei, Farzad Goli
      Pages 87-96
  4. Recognition and Treatment of Most Common Clinical Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Jing Wei, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Kim Viet Nguyen, Van Tuan Nguyen et al.
      Pages 99-127
    3. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 151-171
    4. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli, Catharina Marika Dobos
      Pages 173-189
    5. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Catharina Marika Dobos
      Pages 191-202
    6. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Catherine Abbo, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen
      Pages 203-214
    7. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Axel Schweickhardt, Catherine Abbo, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Kim Viet Nguyen et al.
      Pages 215-229
    8. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 231-243
    9. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 245-254
    10. Melanie Büttner
      Pages 255-266
    11. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 267-274
  5. Developing Psychosomatic Medicine in International Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Julie M. Schirmer, Jeffrey F. Markuns
      Pages 277-284
    3. Kurt Fritzsche, Michael Wirsching, Xudong Zhao, Jing Wei, Lan Zhang, Kim Viet Nguyen et al.
      Pages 285-293
    4. Jing Wei, Lan Zhang, Xudong Zhao, Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 295-300
    5. Sonia Diaz-Monsalve, Andrés Cubillos-Novella
      Pages 309-314
    6. Farzad Goli, Hamid Afshar Zanjani
      Pages 315-322
    7. Catherine Abbo, Raymond Odokonyero, Emilio Ovuga
      Pages 329-334
    8. Gayatri Salunkhe, Matthias Braeunig
      Pages 343-350
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-362

About this book

Introduction

Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive global resource on psychosocial problems. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, this title takes a uniquely global approach in laying the foundations of bio psychosocial basic care and provides relevant information about the most common mental and psychosomatic problems and disorders. An extension of the cultural aspects of the individual clinical pictures and new contributions from China, Latin America, Russia, Iran, India, Africa and Myanmar, also about migration and mental health accompany this revision.

This book is divided into four sections and begins by explaining the relationship between psychosomatic medicine and primary care. The next part outlines the best practices for diagnosing the most common biopsychosocial problems and mastering the most frequent communication challenges (e.g. biopsychosocial anamnesis, breaking bad news, dealing with difficult patients, family and health systems communication and collaboration). The following section delves into more specific psychosomatic problems such as depressive disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, addiction, the terminally ill patient and eating disorders, among others. The final section focuses on developing psychosomatic medicine in international settings. Every chapter integrates basic theoretical background and practical skills and includes trans-culturally sensitive material, important for work with patients from different nations.

Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting, second edition is a must-have reference for doctors from various specialties as well as nursing staff, social workers and clinical health psychologists. 

Keywords

international primary care psychiatry psychology psychosocial

Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Fritzsche
    • 1
  • Susan H. McDaniel
    • 2
  • Michael Wirsching
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and PsychotherapyCenter for Mental Health, Medical Center - University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine, University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and PsychotherapyCenter for Mental Health, Medical Center - University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine, University of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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