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Enhancing the therapeutic potential of the physician-patient-relationship
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16625991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The dependence of the patient-doctor-relationship on social change is briefly pointed out. The special challenge for the therapeutic relationship patients with somatoform disorders give rise to, is thoroughly outlined. The fact that patients with somatization are prone to use unconventional therapies is the reason for an analysis of the placebo effect. This analytical consideration allows to demonstrate that the success of the unconventional medicine relies on characteristic healing factors usually hidden in the blackbox placebo. Acqainted with such healing factors the science oriented physician may recognize new possibilities to improve his therapeutic impact with a kind of supplementary placebo effect. Eventually a practical procedure based on modern psychology is proposed to deal with patients with somatoform disorders.
H Knüsel
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Praxis     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1661-8157     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-21     Completed Date:  2006-06-12     Revised Date:  2008-06-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101468093     Medline TA:  Praxis (Bern 1994)     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  ger     Pagination:  533-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychiatrie/Psychotherapie FMH, Luzern.
Vernacular Title:
Vom Nutzen, die Arzt-Patien- ten-Beziehung aktiv zu gestal- ten oder von Somatisierung, Placebowirkungen und Komple- mentärmedizin.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Chronic Disease
Complementary Therapies*
Diagnosis, Differential
Object Attachment
Personal Satisfaction
Physician-Patient Relations*
Placebo Effect*
Referral and Consultation
Sick Role
Somatoform Disorders / psychology,  therapy*

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