The Role of Integrated Interventions in Psychosomatic Diseases

  • Massimo Biondi
  • Francesco Saverio Bersani
  • Massimo PasquiniEmail author
Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)


Based on the evidence that there can be no health without mental health, psychosomatic medicine recognizes the complexity of the interface between psychiatry, lifestyle and medicine. At the clinical level, psychosomatic medicine integrates interdisciplinary evaluation and management involving diverse specialties including psychiatry, psychology, neurology, internal medicine, allergology, dermatology, rheumatology and endocrinology. At the research level, the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and psychoneuroendocrinology integrate findings from neuroscience, experimental psychology, physiology, genetics, pharmacology and molecular biology to understand the mechanistic underpinnings of psychosomatics. A clinical approach based on personalized and scientifically based integrated interventions, consistent with the bio-psycho-social model of medicine, is the best way to actually promote clinically significant physical and mental health improvements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Biondi
    • 1
  • Francesco Saverio Bersani
    • 1
  • Massimo Pasquini
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Human NeurosciencesSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

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