The interplay between mind and body is a rapidly developing area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, growing in prominence as many areas of medicine recognise the importance of understanding the physical, mental, and social aspects of complex conditions. ClinicalPsychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology: A Patient-Centred Biopsychosocial Approach is the fundamental work facilitating the management of women's disease conditions resulting from psychosomatic or mind-body interactions routinely encountered byclinicians.
Authored by a world-renowned group of contributors who have led a transformative approach to the way services to women are approached, Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprehensively addresses the biological, psychological, social and cultural factors leading to disease manifestations. Including methods for prevention, detection and treatment, the text is supported by thirty case studies taken from real-life situations to support learning and guide clinical practice.
Including detailed chapters on the scientific basic of the clinical psychosomatic concept, prevention of morbidity and mortality from cancer and obesity, pregnancy, premenstrual disorders, sexuality and psychosomatic implications of migration and cultural issues, this title is a highly topical and much-needed guide to addressing clinical conditions that compromise women's health as well as their mental and social wellbeing.
- Comprehensively covers the aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentations and biopsychosocial management of multiple psychosomatic disease conditions
- Clearly lays out the scientific basis of this subspecialty alongside clinical applications, giving the reader a fundamental knowledge of the subject as well as a tailoredmethodology for assessing patients.
- Includes over thirty real-life case studies to support learning and clinical practice, and to enable the recognition of chronic conditions
- Written by an international team of renowned authors
- Includes a dedicated chapter on prevention of morbidity and mortality from cancer and obesity
Table of Contents
1: Clinically Significant Mind-Body Interactions: Evolutionary History of the Scientific Basis, Mira Lal
2: Teaching Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Johannes Bitzer
3: Maternal mood in pregnancy: fetal origins of child neurodevelopment, Vivette Glover, TG O'Connor and Kieran O'Donnell
4: Preconceptual to postpartum mental health: Mental illness and Psychosomatic disease, Roch Cantwell and Mira Lal
5: Migraine and Pregnancy-related Hypertension, Chiara Benedetto, Ilaria Castagnoli Gabellari and Gianni Allais
6: Disease Severity, Pain and Patient Perception - Themes in Clinical Practice and Research, Mira Lal and Johannes Bitzer
7: Premenstrual Disorders: Luteal phase recurrent enigmatic conditions, Tamaki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Asakura and Tatsuya Hayashi
8: Women's psychosomatic health promotion and the biopsychosociocultural nexus, Mira Lal
9: Vulval Pain, Allan B. Maclean
10: Psycho-oncology and psychosocial aspects of gynaecological cancer, Hideki Onishi and Mayumi Ishida
11: Psycho-oncology: The sexuality of women and cancer, Reiko Ohkawa
12: Migration, gender and cultural issues in healthcare: Psychosomatic implications, Mira Lal
Edited by Mira Lal, Honorary Academic Fellow, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Dr. Mira Lal is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist specialising in the physical, mental, and social facets of women's disease and well-being. She undertook clinical research to understand mind-body (psychosomatic) interactions in disease, and was conferred a post-MRCOG doctorate encompassing Obstetrics & Gynaecology along with Neuroscience, Psychiatry; Social Pathology; Social & Public welfare; Psychology; Public aspects of Medicine; Family, Marriage & Woman and Statistics. She was made an Expert Columnist for theSociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica and was awarded a prize for presenting at the EBCOG Congress in 2014. In recognition of her attainments, besides invited publications/reviewing, she was granted Fellowship of of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists for "advancing the Art & Science of Obstetrics and Gynaecology".