Person Centered Approach to Recovery in Medicine

Insights from Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

  • Luigi Grassi
  • Michelle B. Riba
  • Thomas Wise

Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Clinical Concepts and Methods in Psychosomatic Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Luigi Grassi, Thomas Wise, David Cockburn, Rosangela Caruso, Michelle B. Riba
      Pages 19-36
    3. Juan E. Mezzich, Ihsan M. Salloum
      Pages 37-55
    4. Fiammetta Cosci, Giovanni A. Fava
      Pages 79-94
  3. The Clinical Contexts of Psychosomatic Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Luigi Grassi, Harvey Chochinov, Giuseppe Moretto, Maria Giulia Nanni
      Pages 97-115
    3. Ilaria Tarricone, Iris T. Graef-Calliess, Nasim Chaudhry, Marianne Kastrup, Domenico Berardi, Dinesh Bhugra et al.
      Pages 117-136
    4. Richard Fielding, Wendy Lam
      Pages 137-161
    5. Carmel Loughland, Philippa Ditton-Phare, David W. Kissane
      Pages 163-176
    6. Thibaut Lebailly, Stéphane Saint-André, Stephane Laplace, Anne-Sophie Lancien-Dereine, Adeline Gourbil, Michel Botbol
      Pages 249-260
  4. Integrated Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Massimo Biondi, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Massimo Pasquini
      Pages 263-277
    3. Stephan Zipfel, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Florian Junne
      Pages 289-302
    4. Wolfgang Söllner, Else Guthrie, Alexandre Berney
      Pages 303-319

About this book


This book offers a resource to aid in implementing psychosocial screening, assessment, and consequently integrating prevention, care and treatment (i.e. pharmacological, psychosocial rehabilitation and psychotherapeutic) in medicine. It is becoming increasingly recognized that one method of combating spiraling health care costs in developed nations is to integrate psychiatric care into medicine including primary care settings.  This volume reviews the main issues relative  to the paradigm of a person-centered and recovery-oriented approach that should  imbue all medical areas and specialties. It proposes integration methods in screening and assessment, clinimetric approach, dignity conserving care, cross-cultural and ethical aspects, treatment and training as a basic and mandatory need of a whole psychosomatic approach bridging the several specialties in medicine. As such, the book addresses a topic that all physicians, including primary care and psychiatric professionals in a wide variety of mental health settings are currently discussing, planning and preoccupied with, namely the task of integrating mental health into all the medical fields, including primary care, cardiology, psychiatry, oncology and so on. 


psychosomatic approach psychosocial screening integrating care mental disorders primary care settings multidisciplinary intervention

Editors and affiliations

  • Luigi Grassi
    • 1
  • Michelle B. Riba
    • 2
  • Thomas Wise
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Psychiatry, Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical SciencesUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.University of Michigan Rogel Cancer CenterAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Inova Fairfax HospitalJohns Hopkins University Inova Fairfax HospitalFalls ChurchUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74735-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74736-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5693
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5707
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