Psychoneuroendocrine Testing: Strategy and Attitude

  • H. A. P. C. Oomen
Conference paper


The neurosciences have improved our insight in the relationship of endocrine dysfunction and psychosomatic illness. The hypothalamic control over endocrine adaptation is a key process, affected by the same neuroendocrine messengers that adapt brain function. The model of a hypothalamo-pituitary (HP) axis offers the internist and the psychiatrist a view through the same window for clues in diagnosis and management. The procedures of psychoneuroendocrine testing remain, however improved, exclusive: promising in the experiment but hard to implement in the clinic.


Eating Disorder Prader Willi Syndrome Endocrine Dysfunction Intensive Group Therapy Psychosomatic Illness 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. P. C. Oomen
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric Hospital “Vogelenzang”BennebroekThe Netherlands

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