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phenomenology and treatment of Psychophysiological Disorders

  • William E. Fann
  • Ismet Karacan
  • Alex D. Pokorny
  • Robert L. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Peter H. Knapp
    Pages 15-33
  3. Alvin P. Shapiro
    Pages 35-40
  4. Arnold P. Friedman
    Pages 41-50
  5. Kelly D. Brownell, Elizabeth M. Venditti
    Pages 51-87
  6. David S. Janowsky
    Pages 107-127
  7. Efrain A. Gomez, Ponce Sandlin, George L. Adams
    Pages 129-141
  8. Stephen A. Berman, David B. Rosenfield
    Pages 157-177
  9. Charles M. Gaitz
    Pages 191-202
  10. Sabri Derman, Robert L. Williams, Ismet Karacan
    Pages 203-227
  11. David B. Rosenfield
    Pages 229-234
  12. Emile J. Farge, Paul E. Baer, George L. Adams, David Paton
    Pages 243-250
  13. James W. Lomax
    Pages 251-258
  14. William E. Fann, Jeanine C. Wheless
    Pages 259-292
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 293-297

About this book


The interrelationships between somatic and psychiatric complaints involve virtually every major organ system and every psychiatric diagnostic category. Psychiatric distress frequently finds expression in physical ailment or pain, and chronic physical illness or disability is a common exacerbant of psychiatric symptoms. The complexity of the interplay between psychological and physiological disease is profound, and many of the mechanisms involved remain undefined or imperfectly understood. Our intention in assembling this volume, the fifth in the Baylor Psychiatry Series, has been to consolidate the most recent medical and psychiatric opinion on the description and treatment of psychophysiological disorders. We have included reviews and new material on disorders long understood to be in the psychophysiological realm, such as gastrointestinal disease, pulmonary reactions, headache, and hypertension. Additionally, there are contributions on conditions less frequently, but no less clearly, recognized as psychophysiological or psychosomatic, including immune response deficits, epilepsy, stuttering, and sleep disorders. Chapters on Couvade syndrome, menstrually related mood disturbance, obesity, keratoconus, and anorexia nervosa examine the degree to which psychological and physical events interact in conditions usually considered attributable essentially to a single system. Drs. Dowling and Gaitz have written excellent reviews of developmental elements in psychophysiological events, and examine such disorders as they are specific to the very young or the very old. Treatment approaches to the variety of disorders are discussed in chapters by Dr. Decker, who describes multifaceted modalities, Dr. Lomax, who examines psychotherapeutic techniques, and in a final chapter on psychopharmacological mitigation of psychophysiological syndromes.



Editors and affiliations

  • William E. Fann
    • 1
  • Ismet Karacan
    • 1
  • Alex D. Pokorny
    • 1
  • Robert L. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title phenomenology and treatment of Psychophysiological Disorders
  • Editors W.E. Fann
    I. Karacan
    A.D. Pokorny
    Robert L. Williams
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-85200-589-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-7291-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-7289-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 297
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phenomenology
    Public Health
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