Influence of the Psychosomatic Approach in the Planning and Work of the Health Service in the United Kingdom

  • David Sturgeon
Conference paper


Unlike some other European countries, in the United Kingdom there are no separate Psychosomatic Clinics for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders. If such disorders are recognised as psychosomatic at all, they are treated jointly by physicians and psychiatrists. The role of liaison psychiatrist is a relatively new one in the United Kingdom — I know of only six consultant liaison psychiatrist appointments in the National Health Service.


Anorexia Nervosa Psychosomatic Medicine Health Care Planning Primary Health Care Setting Psychosomatic Disorder 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Sturgeon
    • 1
  1. 1.University College HospitalLondonUK

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