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Medically Unexplained Symptoms

A Brain-Centered Approach

Authors: Baloh, Robert W

  • Addresses the difficult problem of managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms
     
    Debunks the common misconception that psychosomatic symptoms are “all in the head”
     
    Takes a brain-centered approach for understanding the cause of symptoms

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  • Due: December 29, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59181-6
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About this book

Despite the rapid advances in medical science, the majority of people who visit a doctor have medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), symptoms that remain a mystery despite extensive diagnostic studies. The most common MUS are back pain, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, and dizziness.  This book addresses the obstacles of managing people with MUS in our modern day society from both a historical and contemporary perspective.

Most MUS are psychosomatic in origin, caused by a complex interaction between nature and nurture, between biological and psychosocial factors.  Psychosomatic symptoms are as real and as severe as the symptoms associated with structural damage to the brain.  Unique and concise, the book explores the biological and psychosocial mechanisms, the clinical features, and current and future treatments of common MUS. 

Exploring the unsolved in an accessible manner, Medically Unexplained Symptoms invokes the methodologies of medical science, history, and sociology to investigate how brain flaws can lead to debilitating symptoms. 

About the authors

Robert W. Baloh MD

Distinguished Professor of Neurology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Buy this book

eBook 10,69 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 29, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-59181-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 15,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Book Subtitle
A Brain-Centered Approach
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59181-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59181-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-59180-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 204
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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