Psychological Managements for Psychosomatic Disorders

  • J. W. Paulley
  • H. E. Pelser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 1-5
  3. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 6-18
  4. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 19-23
  5. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 24-29
  6. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 30-44
  7. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 45-95
  8. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 96-128
  9. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 129-154
  10. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 155-186
  11. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 212-226
  12. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 227-235
  13. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 236-242
  14. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 243-247
  15. R. B. Coles, R. H. Seville, U. Gieler, U. Stangier
    Pages 248-280
  16. H. A. Ripman
    Pages 281-312
  17. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 313-318
  18. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 319-319
  19. J. W. Paulley, H. E. Pelser
    Pages 320-335

About this book

Introduction

It is a privilege to introduce this unusual book. In a time when most docotrs practise medicine as a technical application of the natural sciences, the authors, both experienced clinicians, combine the use of modem techniques with human understanding and psychological management of their patients in the practice of internal medicine. Many of these patients suffer from "psychosomatic disorders", i. e. diseases in which emotional stresses play a major role in the production of the symptoms and/or signs. But just because such a large proportion of all illnesses seen by physicians fall within this category (whether functional or organic), this book is not only a guide to the theory of psychosomatic medicine; it describes the way in which the authors deal with patients in their daily practice. Based on many years of clinical experience and a critical appraisal of the literature, they have developed and tested an approach to what they describe as "psychological management". This is partly based on psychological and psychiatric principles but differs from specialised "psychotherapy" and can be learned and practised by physicians in combination with their technical medical treatment. Extensive attention is paid to the stresses, ambivalences and incompatibilities which the patients encounter in their communication with the key figures in their family and at work, and to which they have unsuccesfully tried to adapt without having been able to solve the problems actively.

Keywords

Anorexia nervosa Diabetes Parkinson Syndrom asthma attention diagnosis emotion management medicine pregnancy psychosomatic medicine psychotherapy stress treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • J. W. Paulley
    • 1
  • H. E. Pelser
    • 2
  1. 1.IpswichUK
  2. 2.Department Amsterdam University HospitalWilhelmina GasthuisAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73731-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19298-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73731-2
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