Somatoform Disorders: A Worldwide Perspective
ISBN/ASIN: 9784431685029,9784431685005 | 1999 | English | pdf | 288/302 pages | 5.39 Mb
Publisher: Springer Tokyo | Author: Assen Jablensky (auth.), Yutaka Ono M.D., Aleksandar Janca M.D., Masahiro Asai M.D., Norman Sartorius M.D. (eds.) | Edition: 1
Medically unexplained somatic symptoms are problematic in psychiatry, primary care settings, and other clinical areas. The burden they impose on health-care systems constitutes a significant public health problem. At the international symposium "Rethinking Somatoform Disorders," this problem was addressed by specialists working in somatoform disorders, psychiatric nosology, epidemiology, and biological and cross-cultural psychiatry. The meeting was the third of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and the World Psychiatric Association.