Psychodynamic and Supportive Psychotherapy
Attention to medical patients’ emotional states or psychic conflicts has a beneficial effect on their overall management (Smith, Glass & Miller, 1980; Thompson & Thompson, 1985). When patients internalize anxiety, for example, this can lead to physiological symptoms, such as high blood pressure and increased pulse or gastrointestinal problems (Rotman et al., 1977). And interventions that help the patient identify the source of the stress and deal with the anxiety can have a positive effect on the body.
KeywordsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus Heart Attack Personality Disorder Psychological Intervention Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome
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