Chapter 43. Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition

  1. Michael B. First Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry1 and
  2. Allan Tasman Professor Chair2

Published Online: 8 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470029528.ch43

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders

How to Cite

First, M. B. and Tasman, A. (2006) Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Condition, in Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470029528.ch43

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 12 MAY 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470019153

Online ISBN: 9780470029527

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Keywords:

  • psychological factors affecting medical condition (PFAMC);
  • mental disorder affecting general medical condition;
  • maladaptive health behaviors;
  • stress-related physiological response;
  • personality traits and coping style affecting general medical condition;
  • psychiatric symptoms not within Axis I diagnosis threshold;
  • denial – a defense mechanism;
  • adaptive value of denial – denial to cope