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Medically Unexplained Symptoms: A Brain-Centered Approach

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Medically Unexplained Symptoms: A Brain-Centered Approach

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Chapter 1. Overview of Medically Unexplained Symptoms


Brain flaws






Diagnostic uncertainty

Chapter 2. Early ideas on hysteria

Hysteria and female sexuality

Bizarre behaviors

Hysteria and the occult


Hysteria, a nervous disorder

Early treatments of hysteria

Spinal irritation and the spinal reflex theory

The attack on the female genitalia

Hysteria and fasting girls

Chapter 3. The Golden age of Hysteria

Briquet's syndrome

Charcot and his hysterical circus

Hysteria and hypnosis

Borderlands of hypnosis

Nature or nurture

Ideas about hysteria evolve

Neurasthenia and neurosis


S Weir Mitchell and the Civil War

The Rest Cure

S Weir Mitchell, the enigma

Nerve doctors

Evolution and the brain

Chapter 4. Psychosomatic illness in the 20th Century

Freud, the earl.

Robert W. Baloh MD Distinguished Professor of Neurology David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles, CA

ISBN: 9783030591809

ISBN-10: 9783030591809

Publisher: Copernicus Books

Publication Date: 01/03/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/26/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 204

Language: English


Psychiatry - General