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psychosomatic

of or relating to disorders, such as stomach ulcers, thought to be caused or aggravated by psychological factors such as stress
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psychosomatic

[¦sī·kō·sə′mad·ik]
(medicine)
Of or pertaining to the interrelationship between mental processes and somatic functions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A four-year clinical study from 2005-2009 involving 11 participating practices and 1002 patients summarizes the treatment results of many therapists using Psychosomatic Energetics.
Were it on their radar as something other than consultation-liaison psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, as a framework that moves beyond the biopsychosocial model to take account of the spirit and soul would, I am sure, would be a discipline labelled by Friends of Science in Medicine as 'Quakademia'.
In medical practice, the psychosomatic approach is proved relevant considering the following premises: acute or chronic psychological stress is found in 35% of the symptomatology; illness itself is a source of stress.
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Materials: The different variables selected for present investigation are distress, psychosomatic and self-restraint that measure by following tools.
The victims are at greater risk of developing psychosomatic problems in contrast to non-bullied children who are healthy and active.
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Rumailah Hospital's Department of Psychiatry Consultant Liaison/Psychosomatic Fellowship Programme has been invited to join the prestigious American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM).
Another discipline that deserves a comment is that of psychosomatics. Many years ago an expert committee convened by the World Health Organization recommended that the words psychosomatic medicine and psychosomatic illness should be avoided because when these terms are used they imply most diseases (i.e., those that are not psychosomatic) are either purely physical or purely psychological.
The study will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
Clinical manual of psychosomatic medicine; a guide to consultation-liaison psychiatry, 2d ed.

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