2009 / 3-4, (tom: XIX)
Science became increasingly “local” and concerned with reductionistic particularities
during the century preceeding the milleniumshift.
The attention to psychological factors in somatic diseases is growing, and the
European Network for Psychosomatic Medicine ENPM offers ample opportunities
for exchange of such knowledge and experiences.
The author is general practitioner and psychotherapist in Berlin and she has
been chairperson of the German Balint Society, of the Association of Statutory
Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztliche Vereinigung) of Berlin and Balint
leader for many years.
Functional disorders are characterized by combinations of symptoms which can be
associated with virtually any body system and what’s more, symptom-based drug
therapies have proven to have only limited success.
Bohdan W. Wasilewski
Menopausal hormone therapy once seemed the answer for many of the conditions
women face as they age. It was thought that hormone therapy could ward off heart
disease, osteoporosis, and cancer, while improving women’s quality of life.
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease characterized by reduction of
bone resistance, posing a growing threat of fractures. The purpose of the
treatment and prophylaxis is to prevent those fractures.
Phytomedicine/pharmaceutical plant has been a source of food from primitive
times, as in Mesopotamia and Egypt, as well as being used for healing purpose.
Avicenna and Galen used plant-based medicine in their academics.
Functional disorders are very common in many European and American
countries in the general population, in primary care as well as in the gastroenterological
T.Sivik, H.Magner, R.Schoenfeld
Since 1990 we have successfully treated patients suffering from work related Burnout disorder. In most cases we have used an integrated psychosomatic treatment technique combining several group and individual therapeutic methods (...)
Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) is closely associated with bi-directional pathways
between mind/brain and immune system. PNI research represents a rapidly growing
area within psychosomatic research.
The pathways the self takes to find itself. Working with dreams.
Mostly, almost generally, behind psychosomatic illness there is to be found a relational impasse, either in the very first stage of life, or afterwards, or both.
Aim: The aim of the study was the detailed description of the way how children with diabetes function in terms of their image of the relationships
in the family.
Inpatient rehabilitation has a long tradition in Germany. Although all types of health insurance are reponsible for rehabilitation, it is primarily organized, funded, and supervised by the pension insurance.
The objective of the study was to characterize self image of patients with nutrition disorders who had stopped treatment prematurely.
Hans Martin Rothe
The problem of medically unexplained complaints is despite all the technology progress in diagnostic still not solved. Patient with somatoforme disorders can be seen as the index-patient of our medical System.
Asbjorn O. Faleide
The aim of this study is to demonstrate how group psychotherapy influences the life situation of women with chronic generalized pain (CGP).
This paper is based on the study of 18 women with CGP participating in short term group psychotherapy.
Majority of patients with functional disorders are taking various kinds of medications for many years of their lives. The medication is thought to have objective action based on biological mechanisms.
According to research, Poles (under the age of 49 and over 50 as well), most often experience difficulties and anxieties in their sexual life when they are tired, stressed, ill or feel unwell.
Katarzyna Schier, Monika Topór-Pamuła
Background: The aim of this study was to describe the body image in infertile women.
Subjects and Method: 50 infertile women were administered the Multidimensional Body Self Relations...
There is a conviction of awareness, including the sense of one’s gender, being identical with cerebral processes. People find it hard to confess to having problems with gender identification.
May the changes occurring now in connection with gender and sexual behaviour be called a sexual revolution? Had there really been a breakdown in traditional norms or is it just an accelerated continuum of the evolution process? The observed changes occur both at the level of the morals and human behaviour.
The author, based on literature and own experience, analyses the problem of most common psychosocial factors leading to establish inappropriate partnerships which, if ongoing, may lead to develop individual sexual dysfunction.
Self-inflicted skin lesions belong to psychodermatological skin diseases. Psychodermatology is a new entity combining many aspects of dermatology, psychology and psychiatry.
Ioan Bradu Iamandescu
Psychoneuroallergology represents a main field of psychosomatics which has as aims to establish and approach the reciprocal link between the allergic diseases and psychosocial factors.
Liliana Veronica Diaconescu
Previous studies revealed in patients with drug allergy (DA) psychological aspects such as high stress vulnerability and anxious/depressive troubles.
Dan L. Dumitrascu
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders. The pathogenesis is still investigated but motility, perception, signal transmission and processing in the ENC and CNS as well as the inflammatory
trigger are involved in the occurrence of symptoms.
In the section of mind and body interaction in psychosomatic disorder factors, which enhance an individual’s health consist of body, mind, and spirit.