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The mind-body problem continues to trouble medical practitioners. It is most acutely felt on the front lines of primary care, where patients present with undifferentiated symptoms imbedded in a psychosocial matrix. This book promises to "provide clinical insights and practical tips about how to respond to many of these difficult patient care issues." The text arose from monthly columns written or edited by the author for University of Minnesota Family Practice residents and the chapters tend to be succinct and practical. Unfortunately, this strength is also a weakness, as the content tends to be superficial.
However, there are insights. Ireton's
Psychological Medicine Insights: Treating Patients' Medical-Psychological Problems.. Ann Intern Med. ;108:650. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-650_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(4):650.
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