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Recent trends in behavioral medicine


Nater, Urs M; Gaab, Jens; Rief, Winfried; Ehlert, Ulrike (2006). Recent trends in behavioral medicine. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 19(2):180-183.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Behavioral medicine is an interdisciplinary field, integrating research from a variety of disciplines. This review focuses on recent advances and developments in behavioral medicine.

RECENT FINDINGS: Stress, as well as having a role in the etiology and maintenance of somatic disease and somatoform disorders, is an important factor in the behavioral medicine literature. Consequentially, recent advances in psychological interventions targeting these conditions were developed. Furthermore, a variety of psychobiological mechanistic studies investigating the dysregulations of stress axes in conditions relevant to behavioral medicine have been undertaken.

SUMMARY: Studies investigating factors and processes relevant to health and illness clearly demonstrate the impact of psychosocial factors such as stress. The biopsychosocial perspective becomes increasingly sophisticated, focusing on specific disease processes and empirically tested and effective interventions.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Behavioral medicine is an interdisciplinary field, integrating research from a variety of disciplines. This review focuses on recent advances and developments in behavioral medicine.

RECENT FINDINGS: Stress, as well as having a role in the etiology and maintenance of somatic disease and somatoform disorders, is an important factor in the behavioral medicine literature. Consequentially, recent advances in psychological interventions targeting these conditions were developed. Furthermore, a variety of psychobiological mechanistic studies investigating the dysregulations of stress axes in conditions relevant to behavioral medicine have been undertaken.

SUMMARY: Studies investigating factors and processes relevant to health and illness clearly demonstrate the impact of psychosocial factors such as stress. The biopsychosocial perspective becomes increasingly sophisticated, focusing on specific disease processes and empirically tested and effective interventions.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Date:2006
Deposited On:15 Oct 2012 14:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:59
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
ISSN:0951-7367
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/01.yco.0000214345.37002.77
PubMed ID:16612200

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