Psychosomatic Medicine

An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting

  • Kurt Fritzsche
  • Susan H. McDaniel
  • Michael Wirsching

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Psychosomatic Medicine in Primary Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 3-9
    3. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 11-12
    4. Kurt Fritzsche, Catherine Abbo, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli
      Pages 15-21
  3. The First Contact—Basic Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm
      Pages 25-31
    3. Kurt Fritzsche, Axel Schweickhardt, Gertrud Frahm, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli et al.
      Pages 33-49
    4. Werner Geigges, Kurt Fritzsche, Susan H. McDaniel, Xudong Zhao, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm et al.
      Pages 51-64
    5. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Wei Jing, Gertrud Frahm
      Pages 65-72
  4. Recognition and Treatment of Most Common Clinical Presentations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Wei Jing, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen, Kim Viet Nguyen, Van Tuan Nguyen et al.
      Pages 75-94
    3. Kurt Fritzsche
      Pages 95-110
    4. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Kim Viet Nguyen, Van Tuan Nguyen, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm et al.
      Pages 111-129
    5. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Gertrud Frahm, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli, Farzad Goli
      Pages 131-144
    6. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Gertrud Frahm, Hamid Afshar Zanjani, Farzad Goli, Farzad Goli et al.
      Pages 145-153
    7. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen
      Pages 155-166
    8. Kurt Fritzsche, Sonia Diaz Monsalve, Axel Schweickhardt, Catherine Abbo, Gertrud Frahm, Frank Kuan-Yu Chen et al.
      Pages 167-178
  5. Developing Psychosomatic Medicine in International Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179

About this book

Introduction

Psychosocial problems appear within a medical context worldwide, and are a major burden to health. Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting takes a uniquely global approach in laying the foundations of biopsychosocial basic care (such as recognizing psychosocial and psychosomatic problems, basic counseling, and collaboration with mental health specialists) and provides relevant information about the most common mental and psychosomatic problems and disorders. The scope of the book is intercultural—it addresses global cultures, subcultures living in a single country, and strengthening the care given by physicians working abroad.

 

This clinically useful book outlines best practices for diagnosing the most common biopsychosocial problems and mastering the most common communication challenges (e.g. doctor-patient conversation, breaking bad news, dealing with difficult patients, family and health systems communication and collaboration). Every chapter integrates basic theoretical background and practical skills and includes trans-culturally sensitive material, important for work with patients from different cultures. Psychosomatic Medicine: An International Primer for the Primary Care Setting serves as an excellent resource for clinicians hoping to gain and develop knowledge and skills in psychosomatic medicine.

Keywords

international primary care psychiatry psychology psychosocial

Editors and affiliations

  • Kurt Fritzsche
    • 1
  • Susan H. McDaniel
    • 2
  • Michael Wirsching
    • 3
  1. 1.Psychosomatic Medicine and PsychotherapyUniversity Medical Center FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Psychosomatic Medicine and PsychotherapyUniversity Medical Center FreiburgFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1022-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1021-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1022-5
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