Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Psychosomatic Medicine

Ignacio Jáuregui Lobera

Pablo de Olavide University


Medicine Psychology Eating anxiety Cancer palliative care Hypertension stroke Gastrointestinal disorders functional disorders Psychosomatics psychotherapy

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Psychosomatic medicine is an old scientific field. The nucleus of this concept is that the mind and body are integral aspects of all human functions. There are not mind and body as two parts of a persons but only human beings as a whole. The result of an illness as a consequence of maintained stress was the starting point of many scientific studies from the beginning of the last century. Initially the idea was that the specific factors led to specific psychosomatic diseases. Now we know that all human pathological processes must be considered by means of a cluster of psychological and biological (or somatic) components that react in adaptation to environmental events (many times those are vital events), physical, psychological and social. Psychosomatic medicine aims to clarify what psychological factors influence somatic functions and how, as well as the opposite. Psychosomatic medicine is not a medical specialty, it must be seen as a way to practice medicine, a style to be a doctor, a form to see a sick person above and beyond an illness. This book aims to provide some recent data on several medical problems which are very relevant nowadays, as well as to consider new approaches in psychotherapy.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 18th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 9th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 7th 2020

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Review results due: April 27th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 26th 2020

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About the editor

Ignacio Jáuregui Lobera

Pablo de Olavide University

Ignacio Jáuregui-Lobera, MD, PhD, MSc, is a Doctor of Medicine and Psychology. He has a Master of Science and Nutrition from the University of Barcelona (Spain), and a Master of Arts in Applied Statistics from the National University of Distance Education (Spain). He is an expert in Biostatistics (UNED), Advanced Methods of Applied Statistics (UNED), and he has completed his post-graduate studies in Food-Drug Interactions (University of Barcelona, Spain). Dr. Jáuregui-Lobera is the Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute (Sevilla, Spain) leading the lifelong learning programme 'Expert in Eating Disorders and Obesity,” and an Associate Professor at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. He has been working in the field of Eating Disorders since 1993 and is a recipient of the Extraordinary PsyD Award.

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