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Functional Somatic Syndromes

Functional Somatic Syndromes
Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Editor: Peter Manu, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Micha Abeles, Carol M. Greco, Andrew Herlich, Ngoc Ho, James A. Koziol, George F. Longstreth, Peter Manu, Dale A. Matthews, C. Lowell Parsons, Teri Pearlstein, Arthur Rifkin, Thomas E. Rudy, Gary Taerk, Abba I. Terr, Stephen P. Tyrer, Lawson R. Wulsin
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  • Date Published: December 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521634915

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  • Functional somatic syndromes are defined as physical syndromes without an organic disease explanation, demonstrable structural changes, or established biochemical abnormalities. This book reviews the state of scientific and clinical understanding of the nine most common functional somatic syndromes. For each syndrome, expert authors provide a brief historical perspective, a current definition, a case presentation, confirmatory and contradictory research findings, a discussion of the leading pathogenetic hypotheses, and guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Advice is given for the determination of disability of patients with these medically unexplained disorders, and both medical and psychiatric interventions are described. Stressing the importance of a sound therapeutic relationship as a basis for treatment, this is an invaluable resource for professionals in primary care and many other disciplines.

    • Comprehensive and clinically-oriented review of the nine most common functional somatic syndromes
    • Guidelines for the determination of disability of patients with these medically unexplained disorders
    • Case presentations and guidelines for diagnosis and treatment are provided for each syndrome
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    ' … an outstanding volume … The book is both scholarly and clinically useful … modestly priced and well produced. It should be mandatory for any mental health professional who has either the courage or confidence to work with such disorders.' Psychosomatics

    'Manu has clearly asked his contributors to attempt to integrate biological and psychosocial findings in each of the disorders discussed, and this is one of the book's strengths.' The British Journal of Psychiatry

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    • Date Published: December 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521634915
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus. 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Definition and etiological theories Peter Manu
    2. Chronic fatigue syndrome Peter Manu, Dale A. Matthews
    3. Fibromyalgia syndrome Micha Abeles
    4. Irritable bowel syndrome George F. Longstreth
    5. Premenstrual syndrome Teri Pearlstein
    6. Interstitial cystitis Ngoc Ho, James A. Koziol, C. Lowell Parsons
    7. Temporomandibular disorders Carol M. Greco, Thomas E. Rudy, Andrew Herlich
    8. Chest pain syndromes Lawson R. Wulsin
    9. Repetitive strain injury Stephen P. Tyrer
    10. Multiple chemical sensitivities Abba I. Terr
    11. Psychopharmacology of functional somatic syndromes Arthur Rifkin
    12. Psychotherapy of functional somatic syndromes Gary Taerk
    13. Determination of disability claimed by patients with functional somatic syndromes Peter Manu
    14. Functional somatic syndromes: exploring common denominators Peter Manu.

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    Peter Manu, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

    Contributors

    Micha Abeles, Carol M. Greco, Andrew Herlich, Ngoc Ho, James A. Koziol, George F. Longstreth, Peter Manu, Dale A. Matthews, C. Lowell Parsons, Teri Pearlstein, Arthur Rifkin, Thomas E. Rudy, Gary Taerk, Abba I. Terr, Stephen P. Tyrer, Lawson R. Wulsin

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