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Management of "psychosomatic" problems in clinical practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1260615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Skilled interviewing and investigation are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of "psychosomatic" illness, the term "psychosomatic" being used in its more colloquial sense to refer to illness characterized by somatic symptoms and related psychopathologic disorders but without organic disease.Treatment of these patients is difficult. They respond best to a psychologically oriented physician who is able and willing to take final responsibility for both physical and psychological care. The hazards of ignoring the psychosocial dimension in patient management are emphasized. Although the family physician generally is the most appropriate therapist, there may be a role for a "liaison physician", a specially trained consultant who is thoroughly familiar with both physical and psychological processes and their interaction.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2010-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  684-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Interview, Psychological
Medical History Taking
Patient Care Team
Physician-Patient Relations
Physicians, Family
Psychophysiologic Disorders / classification,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Psychosomatic Medicine
Psychotropic Drugs / therapeutic use
Referral and Consultation
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Psychotropic Drugs

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