Psychosomatic Theory

Emotions are a source of life and pleasure, but when they acquire certain negative nuances and become chronic, they can contribute to the appearance of psychosomatic disorders. These disorders are more frequent than one might imagine, especially because there is a great lack of understanding in the individual’s overall health, how to preserve it and how to take care of it. This text is presented as a first approach to the subject of psychosomatic disorders from a theoretical perspective. Objective: The aim of this book is to serve as a first approach to psychosomatic medicine, focusing on the explanatory theories of its origin and its “function”. A text to bring the reader closer to one of the most important challenges that medicine has taken on halfway through psychology, the psychosomatic disorders. Target audience: – Health practitioners who want to delve deeper into the effects of emotions on health – People suffering from psychosomatic disorders and to their families, so that they can learn in depth about this new perspective of the disorder – Anyone interested in learning how emotions can affect health and how to approach treatment from a holistic point of view Topic – Psychosomatic Approach and Psychosomatic Disorders This section covers the origin of the explanatory theories on the psychosomatic approach, and what type of disorders are included from this perspective. – The Psychosomatic Personality In this section is analyzed the origin of personality, its formation over time and the health problems of an “inadequate” personality. – Approach to Psychoneuroendocrinoimmunology (PNEI) Considered as the last great contribution of health science, this approach poses a model for overcoming the limitations of medicine and psychology, which only provide a limited view of psychosomatic disorders.