A chronic cough, permanently recurring pain or simply discomfort in certain situations? And all this without doctors being able to find physical causes for the symptoms? If so, it seems likely, that this is a case for the specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy!
Physical, psychological and social factors always interact when it comes to our health. But this interaction can also be crucial in the case of illness. Mankind has known about this for a very long time, but as a recognized medical specialty psychosomatics is still young: in Germany it has only been around since 1992.
Since psyche and soma - the soul and the body - are closely connected, physicians speak of the bio-psycho-social model. Psychosomatics therefore focuses on the connections and interactions between soul and body: this is where psychotherapeutic and physical treatment methods are combined, and where personal responsibility is also required.