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Latest Psychosomatic medicine Stories

2013-05-04 11:55:09

German study in Psychosomatic Medicine has surprising findings on hypertension in adolescents Teenagers with high blood pressure appear to have better psychological adjustment and enjoy higher quality of life than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a study in the May issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer...

2012-02-09 23:22:53

Researchers studied 2,510 children aged 10, 12 and 15 Children who display multiple psychosomatic symptoms, such as regular aches and pains and sleep and appetite problems, are more than twice as likely to be experiencing physical abuse at home than children who do not display symptoms, according to a study in the March edition of Acta Paediatrica. Swedish researchers who studied 2,510 children aged 10, 12 and 15 from 44 schools found a strong association between reported physical abuse...

2011-06-30 12:12:00

LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For years, physicians have thought of chronic abdominal pain, also known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as the result of an overactive nervous system. Because the root problem was determined to be essentially psychosomatic, treatment typically consisted of antidepressants. However a new study published in World Journal of Gastroenterology suggests the disorder is an immune-gastro-enterological syndrome involving many organic causes....

2010-11-10 06:14:00

NEW YORK, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Publishing Partnership to Help Advance Excellence in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced today that it is partnering with the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) to publish Psychosomatics, the official journal of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. The announcement, made at the annual APM meeting in Marco Island, Florida,...

2009-05-29 09:45:00

IBS Signs and Symptoms Tracker Sheds Light on IBS Warning Signs; IBS Treatment Matrix Helps Patients Find Relief BETHESDA, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark World Digestive Health Day, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), in conjunction with global observances of this awareness day under the auspices of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), today announced the availability of two new interactive tools aimed at helping to provide answers and hope to millions...

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2009-03-10 16:16:33

Study links teen conflicts to potential risk for adult cardiovascular disease Most of us remember our teenage years with a mix of fondness and relief. Fondness for the good memories, and relief that all that teenage stress, angst and drama "” first love, gossip, SATs, fights with parents "” is behind us. Or is it? It turns out, say UCLA researchers, that even stressful times from the teenage years exact a physical toll that could have implications for health during adulthood....

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2009-03-05 13:40:00

University researchers said on Thursday that women in strained marriages are more likely than other wives to have high blood pressure and other associated factors for heart disease. A study of more than 300 middle-aged and older couples who had been married more than 20 years were given questionnaires about their relationship and mental state by researchers at the University of Utah. Following lab tests, the data showed that women in marriages with high levels of strife were most vulnerable...

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2009-01-21 07:19:59

A study suggests that children who suffer physical abuse, death of a parent or other childhood adversity and are anxious or depressed are at increased risk of developing asthma in adulthood. Dr. Kate M. Scott told Reuters Health the study was particularly interesting because although doctors know that people with asthma are more likely to also experience some anxiety disorders and possibly depression, it is usually thought that these mental disorders occur as a consequence of asthma. She also...

2008-07-31 03:00:20

By Weisberg, Mark B Abstract In 2008, the 50th anniversary of ASCH, hypnosis is used increasingly for healthcare applications in hospitals, clinics, and psychotherapy practice. A substantial body of research demonstrates the efficacy of hypnosis as part of the integrative treatment of many conditions that traditional medicine has found difficult to treat (e.g., Pinnell & Covino, 2000; Elkins, Jensen, & Patterson, 2007). The practice of hypnosis in healthcare has been altered and...

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2008-06-19 13:49:21

Researchers in the UK found that children who are self-confident may have a higher probability of becoming healthier adults. Dr. Catherine R. Gale, of the University of Southampton in the UK, lead a team of researchers who followed more than 7,500 British adults that were born in 1970. Published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, the study examined the possible link between physical health and a trait known as "locus of control" "“ the extent to which individuals believe they can...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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