21. Psychosomatics

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch21

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Psychosomatics, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch21

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • chronic illnesses, and psychological consequences;
  • psychological antecedents to physical consequences, as psychosomatic;
  • psychosomatic approach, RAP, CFS and conversion disorder;
  • stress and anxiety, initiating/amplifying somatic symptoms;
  • child/adolescent's anxiety and distress, and parents panic-stricken;
  • vicious cycles, triggering factors as family beliefs about illness;
  • children/adolescents with psychosomatic, conscientious/obsessional/insecure;
  • children/adolescent RAP, CFS, conversion disorders, fraught with difficulties

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Some general principles

  • Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP)

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

  • Conversion disorders

  • Subject review

  • Further reading