Somatization and Psychosomatic Symptoms

Editors: Koh, Kyung Bong (Ed.)

  • ​Takes an integrative approach to concepts, mechanisms, assessment, and management of psychosomatic symptoms
  • Bridges the translation of somatization research to clinical practice
  • Based on presentations at the 2011 World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine​
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About this book

This book, with contributions emanating from the 21st World Congress of Psychosomatic Medicine held in Seoul in August 2011, presents the latest evidence-based information about the mechanisms, assessment, and management of psychosomatic disorders from a biopsychosociocultural perspective. Somatization is a process characterized by excessive or inappropriate focus on physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. It is highly prevalent in primary care medicine, as somatoform (psychosomatic) disorders tend to be chronic and can cause significant personal suffering and social problems as well as financial burden.​  ​

About the authors

Kyung Bong Koh, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. He is the author of Stress and Psychosomatic Medicine and has contributed chapters to several textbooks. His many published articles concentrate primarily on psychosomatic medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, somatization, and stress. He has developed a number of psychological instruments, including the Stress Response Inventory. He has received three academic awards for his distinguished research on the relationship between anger and somatization, immunology in anxiety disorders, and neural activity in panic disorder and somatoform disorder from the Korean Neuropsychiatric Association. He played a leading role in founding and also served as president of the Korean Society of Psychosomatic Medicine. He worked as chair of the Scientific Committee of the Society and was the first editor-in-chief of the Korean Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine. In addition, he served as chairperson of the organizing committee of the international academic meetings, such as the 13th Asian College of Psychosomatic Medicine and the 21st World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine held in Seoul, Korea. He is a member of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine and on the editorial board of Biopsychosocial Medicine.

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From the reviews:

“This comprehensive, well-organized book covers a broad range of topics that may be used to develop an effective biopsychosocial approach to patient-centered care. … Clinicians in any area of medicine would gain insight from reading this book because of the ubiquitous presence of somatic symptoms. Particularly, primary care providers and mental health care clinicians would benefit from the comprehensive nature of this book especially in caring for their difficult to treat patients.” (Sheila Lahijani, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2014)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Identity of Somatoform Disorders: Comparison with Depressive Disorders and Anxiety Disorders

    Koh, Kyung Bong

    Pages 3-15

  • Toward a Philosophy of Life to Underpin Personhood in Medicine

    Wiggins, Osborne P. (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Genes, Memes, Culture, and Psychosomatic Medicine: An Integrative Model

    Leigh, Hoyle

    Pages 33-40

  • Alexithymia and Somatic Symptoms

    Komaki, Gen

    Pages 41-49

  • Culture and Somatic Symptoms: Hwa-byung, a Culture-Related Anger Syndrome

    Min, Sung Kil

    Pages 51-60

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9129-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Somatization and Psychosomatic Symptoms
Editors
  • Kyung Bong Koh
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7119-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7119-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7118-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9129-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 323
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