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Author Manu, Peter, 1947-

Title The psychopathology of functional somatic syndromes : neurobiology and illness behavior in chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Gulf War illness, irritable bowel, and premenstrual dysphoria / Peter Manu
Published New York : Haworth Medical Press, [2004]


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Description 299 pages ; 22 cm
Series Haworth research series on malaise, fatigue, and debilitation
Haworth research series on malaise, fatigue, and debilitation.
Contents Ch. 1. The Modern Conceptualization of Unexplained Symptoms -- Ch. 2. A Tight-Knit Family of Syndromes -- Ch. 3. Depression and Somatization in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- Ch. 4. Somatization and Depression in Fibromyalgia -- Ch. 5. The Spectrum of Mood Disorders Associated with Premenstrual Dysphoria -- Ch. 6. Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- Ch. 7. Somatization and Posttraumatic Stress in Gulf War Illness -- Ch. 8. Neuroanatomy and Brain Perfusion in Functional Somatic Syndromes -- Ch. 9. Neuropsychological Deficits in Functional Somatic Illness -- Ch. 10. The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Functional Somatic Illness -- Ch. 11. Serotonin Metabolism in Functional Somatic Illness -- Ch. 12. Abnormal Personality in Functional Somatic Syndromes -- Ch. 13. The Sexual Victimization of Patients with Functional Somatic Syndromes -- Ch. 14. Somatic Attributions in Functional Illness -- Ch. 15. Maladaptive Coping in Functional Somatic Syndromes
Summary "This book examines the link between mental illness and physical syndromes that lack organic disease explanations, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, premenstrual dysphoria, irritable bowel, and Gulf War illness." "The author has evaluated the best research work of the past twenty years to determine the association between psychopathology and functional illness, the biological gradient between somatic and psychological symptoms, and the manifestations of dysfunctional coping." "The Psychopathology of Functional Somatic Syndromes challenges recent conceptualizations of functional somatic syndromes as brain disorders connected to affective spectrum disorder, serotonin deficiency, cerebral hypoperfusion, or abnormal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal functional and highlights the importance of abnormal illness behavior, sexual victimization, and maladaptive coping for the production and maintenance of these disorders."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-284) and index
Subject Somatoform disorders.
Colonic Diseases, Functional.
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic.
Persian Gulf Syndrome.
Premenstrual Syndrome.
Psychosomatic Medicine.
Somatoform Disorders.
Somatoform Disorders -- physiopathology.
Colonic Diseases, Functional -- physiopathology.
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic -- physiopathology.
Fibromyalgia -- physiopathology.
Persian Gulf Syndrome -- physiopathology.
Premenstrual Syndrome -- physiopathology.
LC no. 2003001540
ISBN 0789012596 hardcover alkaline paper
078901260X paperback alkaline paper