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The Psychosomatic Assessment

Strategies to Improve Clinical Practice

Editor(s): Fava G.A. (Bologna) 
Sonino N. (Padova) 
Wise T.N. (Falls Church, Va.) 
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Vol. 32, 2012
Section title: Paper
Fava GA, Sonino N, Wise TN (eds): The Psychosomatic Assessment. Strategies to Improve Clinical Practice. Adv Psychosom Med. Basel, Karger, 2012, vol 32, pp 58–71
(DOI:10.1159/000330004)

Evaluating Life Events and Chronic Stressors in Relation to Health: Stressors and Health in Clinical Work

Theorell T.
Institute for Stress Research, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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Published online: 10/19/2011
Cover Date: 2012

Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9853-8 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9854-5 (Online)

Abstract

Despite the fact that there is an extensive scientific literature regarding the importance of exposure to psychosocial stressors, the assessment of such stressors is often neglected in clinical work. The present review summarizes the scientific literature on critical life changes and work-related stressors. Particular emphasis has been on somatic outcomes and physiological processes that have been shown to be affected by exposure to stressors. Although the relationships are highly complex, it could be concluded that exposure to stressors may often determine the onset of many illnesses. Standardized well-functioning assessment instruments that could be used in clinical practice exist and should be used.


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: 10/19/2011
Cover Date: 2012

Number of Print Pages: 14
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 1

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9853-8 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9854-5 (Online)


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