Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Psychosomatic Medicine in Ancient Greece: An Overview.- Chapter 3: History of Psychosomatic Medicine as Scientifically-based Medicine in Europe: Approaching the Experience.- Chapter 4: European Perspectives in Psychosomatic Medicine - Integration through Interaction and Networking.- Chapter 5: Major Trends of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in the United States and Canada.- Chapter 6: The Concept of Body-Mind Relationship in the Context of Chinese Culture.- Chapter 7: Psychosomatic Medicine in Indian Subcontinent - A Historical Perspective.- Chapter 8: Major Trends of Psychosomatic Medicine in North Africa and the Middle East.- Chapter 9: Psychosomatic Medicine in Subsaharan Africa.- Chapter 10: Psychosomatic Medicine: The British Experience.- Chapter 11: Psychosomatic Medicine in Germany.- Chapter 12: Psychosomatic Medicine in France.- Chapter 13: Psychosomatic Psychiatry in Spain: Historical Notes and the State of the Art.- Chapter 14: Psychosomatic Medicine in Modern Greece.- Chapter 15: Psychosomatic Medicine in Poland.- Chapter 16: Psychosomatic Medicine in the Baltic States, Soviet Union, and the Russian Federation.- Chapter 17: The Burgeoning Chinese Psychosomatic Medicine.- Chapter 18: Psychosomatic Medicine in Japan.- Chapter 19: Psychosomatic Medicine in Korea.- Chapter 20: Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in Indian Subcontinent.- Chapter 21: Psychosomatic Medicine in Egypt and North Africa: Development, Research, Education and Practice. Chapter 22: Psychosomatic Medicine in South Africa: Concepts and practices in a low-and middle-income country.- Chapter 23: Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in the United States.- Chapter 24: Canadian Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry / Psychosomatic Medicine: A discipline still waiting for official recognition and patient care accessibility.- Chapter 25: Psychosomatic Medicine in Argentina.- Chapter 26: Australia: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry not Psychosomatic Medicine.- Chapter 27: Striving for Salutogenesis: "The History of Psychosomatics in Europe" and "Psychosomatics in Germany Today".- Chapter 28: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine - Where do we go from here?.
This authoritative reference surveys mind-body healing concepts and psychosomatic medicine in diverse countries and regions of the world. It provides practical insights on the Western division between medical and mental healing and useful information concerning recent efforts to bridge that enduring divide, particularly in the use of ancient and indigenous healing knowledge in psychosomatic practice. Coverage compares and contrasts current applications of psychosomatic medicine and/or consultation-liaison psychiatry as conducted in such representative countries as France, Britain, China, India, Argentina, Canada, and the United States. And the book predicts how this synthesis of traditions and advances will progress as it:
- Traces the history and development of psychosomatic medicine.
- Reviews contributions of traditional healing methods to psychosomatic medicine.
- Analyzes national styles of psychosomatic medicine as practiced in specific countries.
- Compares the status of psychosomatic medicine / consultation-liaison psychiatry in various countries.
- Considers the future of psychosomatic medicine as the field, and the world, evolves.
Global Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry expands the knowledge base for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychiatric and primary care residents, medical students, behavioral medicine specialists, and others who are interested global and regional perspective on providing biopsychosocial care. It is also relevant for advanced students in health psychology and behavioral medicine, and for professionals in related health fields.
Dr. Hoyle Leigh is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Director Emeritus of the Psychosomatic Medicine Program and Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service at UCSF Fresno. He is well-known as the author of the textbooks, Handbook of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (with Jon Streltzer, M.D. of University of Hawaii), now in the 2nd Edition, and The Patient: Biological, Psychological, and Social Dimensions of Medical Practice (with Morton F. Reiser of Yale), now in its 3rd edition, and of the pioneering book, Genes, Memes, Culture, and Mental Illness: Toward an Integrative Model. In addition, he is the author of more than one hundred publications. Before coming to UCSF, Dr. Leigh was Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and the Yale New Haven Hospital, in New Haven, Connecticut. He received his MD, summa cum laude, from Yonsei University, and MA at Yale. He trained at Long Island College Hospital, University of Kansas, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and at Yale. Dr. Leigh is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of American College of Physicians, American College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, and International College of Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology both in General Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Leigh has developed a computerized database for consultation-liaison psychiatry which is in use at the Fresno Community Regional Medical Center, which also serves as a fertile database for research by residents and faculty. His research interests include global psychosomatic medicine, psychiatry training for medical students and primary care physicians, the nature of psychiatric diagnosis, and the gene x meme x environment interaction in mental health and illness.