Psychosomatic medicine is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders and symptoms in medically ill patients. Psychiatrists specializing in psychosomatic medicine provide consultation-liaison services in general medical hospitals and attend on medical psychiatry inpatient units. Psychosomatic psychiatrists also collaborate with other health care providers in primary care and outpatient settings to address the mental factors affecting the development, expression or resolution of a physical illness.
Books on Psychosomatic Medicine
American Psychiatric Publishing (APPI), a division of the American Psychiatric Association, publishes comprehensive textbooks and valuable guides to help patients cope with serious illness.
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