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Chronic illness is the main problem in modern medicine. The manner in which a person psychologically faces his chronic illnesses and attempts to deal with them represents his individual coping process. Psychosocial disturbances are more frequently present in the chronically ill than in the physically healthy and require application of step-wise… (More)
Basic skills in the field of psychosocial-psychotherapeutic medicine are necessary for medical students and residents. Psychotherapy as a special discipline goes far beyond this knowledge. The most important guidelines for training in Austria, BRD and Switzerland are presented.
Psychosocial medicine represents the psychosocial aspects in a holistic patient-orientated medicine. It is of great importance in medical education as well as in clinical in- and out-patient treatment. For the near future, further strengthening is necessary in order to prevent the psychosocial aspects from disappearing in medicine. The efficacy and… (More)
Psychosomatic thinking in medicine is emphasized by progressive integration of neurobiologic and psychologic (psychoanalytic) results. In recent years data pertaining to the interface between neurosciences and behavioral sciences had been presented. Some of the results in the fields of neuroanatomy, neurobiochemistry, endocrinology and psychoneuroimmunology… (More)
The relevance of psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic in--and--out patient service is evident. Two important examples of psychosomatic care are described: somatoform and cardiovascular disorders. Quality assurance is necessary. There are data concerning the efficacy and the cost-benefit relation.
Both D.N. Stern and J.D. Lichtenberg have outlined new models of a psychoanalytic theory of development taking into account the results of empirical infant research. The theory of Lichtenberg is described, whereas part I centered about the model of Stern. Both theories are discussed and central principles of development are specified: activity, social… (More)
Danksagung Die vorliegende Doktorarbeit wurde in den Abteilungen " Functional Genomics and Proteomics " und " Biotechnology " bei ALTANA Pharma in Konstanz angefertigt. Hiermit versichere ich, die vorliegende Arbeit ohne unerlaubte Hilfsmittel verfasst zu haben.
Facing the empirical infant research the traditional psychoanalytic theory of development for the first two years of life needs revision. D. N. Stern and J. D. Lichtenberg described new models. In the first part the concept of four phases of self-development according to Stern is described. Past II compares this model with the theory of J. D. Lichtenberg.… (More)