Psychosomatic medicine - Further information
In the search for specialists in psychosomatics you will find medical experts for treatment in the speciality of psychosomatics. You have bulimia or anorexia, sleep problems, panic attacks, back pain or cancer and need an expert in psychosomatics? Here you will find selected psychosomatics specialists.
Specialist in psychosomatic medicine
The specialist in psychosomatics works with diseases that manifest physically and originate partially or entirely from the psyche. In early psychosomatics, bronchial asthma, peptic ulcer, chronic colitis, eczema, high blood pressure and thyroid hyperfunction were among the classic diseases. Later, heart and intestinal disorders, allergies and autoimmune diseases were added. However, considerable research failed to reveal any specific personality characteristics or conflicts due to which one could conclude that a specific psychosomatic disease existed. The most common complaints in psychosomatics today are headache, chest pain, abdominal pain and back pain. Other psychosomatic complaints in which no physical cause can be found are fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and sleep disorders.
Psychomatic physicians have knowledge of diagnostic procedures as well as disease-related pre- and post-diagnostic treatment. To become a specialist in psychosomatics, a physician must complete five years of postgraduate training.
Therapeutic range of services of psychosomatics
The therapeutic range of services of psychosomatic medicine includes, among other things, psychotraumatology, talk therapy, psychotic disorders, psychoanalysis, behaviour therapy, art therapy, sports therapy and light therapy.