Perspectives in psychosomatic medicine: An organizing strategy

Thomas N. Wise, Deyadira Baez-Sierra, Amit P. Pradhan

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Psychosomatic Medicine has varied definitions and connotations but since 2005 Psychosomatic Medicine, previously denoted as consultation-liaison psychiatry has been approved as a formal subspecialty of psychiatry. Psychosomatic Medicine focuses upon the psychiatric aspects of the medically ill patient. Such clinical problems are complicated due to the interaction of medical; psychological issues and sociocultural elements. The Perspectives of Psychiatry, written by McHugh and Slavney offers an organizing principle for the Psychosomatic specialist. Considering the logic of the disease model; the life story; the role of dimensions, and the behavioral perspective the clinician can integrate the symptoms and behaviors that are seen within a psychiatric consultation service.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-274
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Neuropsychiatry
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Personality dimensions
  • Psychosomatic medicine consultation-liaison psychiatry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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