In this fascinating book, eminent Psychosomatician Jean Benjamin Stora outlines 15 case studies to illustrate his work in treating patients.
Examining interrelations and multicausality between different systems within the body and mind, the book features a range of patients, from those suffering from cancer and chronic pain, to those suffering from stress and alcohol addiction. It provides readers with a rich selection of case histories through which to understand the scope of psychosomatic therapy and outlines the psychoanalytic, medical, and neurological dimensions to each case.
The Psychosomatic Therapy Casebook is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in this growing area of work and will appeal especially to practicing psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and counsellors.
Introduction: A mysterious word: "Psychosomatics"
Chapter 1: Doctors, patients and therapists of the mind and the body
Chapter 2: ‘A good enough mother’
Chapter 3: Serious illnesses and pain
Chapter 4: Psychosomatic enigmas
Chapter 5: On the originality of psychosomatic psychotherapies
Conclusion: From the Clinic of Psychoanalysis to the Clinic of Psychosomatic Therapy
Appendix 1: Method of Evaluation and Diagnosis of Psychosomatic Health
Appendix 2: Dynamic Integrative Psychosomatic Nosography
Appendix 3: Glossary: Behavioural Neurosis