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Stress and Somatic Symptoms

Biopsychosociospiritual Perspectives

Authors: Koh, Kyung Bong

  • ·         Provides key research on stress and its role in the mechanisms of disorders with somatic symptoms
  • ·         Emphasizes the importance of biopsychosociospiritual perspectives in an approach for patients with somatic symptoms
  • ·         Explores assessment and treatment of disorders with somatic symptoms, as well as integrated care
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About this book

This book focuses on the assessment and treatment of patients with somatic symptoms, based on biopsychosociospiritual model. Specific assessment skills and treatment techniques are required to approach them effectively. A broad spectrum of knowledge about stress is also needed because stress is closely related to the onset and course of disorders with somatic symptoms.

This book consists of four parts.  Part 1 ‘Stress’ explores stress, vulnerability, and resilience; intermediate mechanisms between stress and illnesses such as psychoendocrinology and psychoimmunology; the measurement of stress; and the relationship between stress and accidents.

Part 2 ‘Somatization’ deals with the concept, mechanisms, assessment, and treatment of somatization. In addition, somatic symptom and related disorders in DSM-5 is included. However, the approach to chronic pain is separately added to this part because pain is a major concern for patients with these disorders.  

Part 3 ‘Specific physical disorders’ mainly deals with common and distressing functional physical disorders as well as major physical disorders. Therapeutic approach for individuals at risk of coronary heart disease is also included.

Part 4 ‘Religion, spirituality and psychosomatic medicine’ emphasizes the importance of a biopsychosociospiritual perspective in an approach for patients with somatic symptoms, especially depressed patients with physical diseases and patients with terminal illnesses because of the growing need for spirituality in such patients.

This book explores stress and a variety of issues relevant to the assessment and treatment of disorders with somatic symptoms in terms of biopsychosociospiritiual perspectives. It will be of interest to researchers and healthcare practitioners dealing with stress, health and mental health.

About the authors

Kyung Bong Koh, M.D., Ph.D. is a professor emeritus 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. He is the editor of the book entitled “Somatization and Psychosomatic Symptoms” mainly based on presentations at the 21st World Congress on Psychosomatic Medicine held in Seoul, Korea in 2011. 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 (SRI). 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. In addition, he was awarded Hanmi Prize of the Most Honorable Medical Doctor in 2013 for his contribution to the development of psychosomatic medicine in Korea. 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 on the editorial board of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.​ Now he serves as president-elect of the International College of Psychosomatic Medicine (ICPM).


Table of contents (27 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02783-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02782-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress and Somatic Symptoms
Book Subtitle
Biopsychosociospiritual Perspectives
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02783-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02783-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02782-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 336
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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