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Open Access Editorial

Towards a new strategy to implement psychosomatic knowledge in medical practice

Hans-Christian Deter

Author Affiliations

BioPsychoSocial Medicine, Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Freie und Humboldt Universitaet, Berlin, Germany

Department Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Charite Campus Benjamin Franklin, Universitatsmedizin Free and Humboldt University, 12200 Berlin, Germany

BioPsychoSocial Medicine 2008, 2:1  doi:10.1186/1751-0759-2-1

Published: 14 January 2008

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Psycho-somatic Medicine in Europe, Japan, and throughout the world must deal with similar problems such as the links between theoretical findings from different biological fields and programs in the basic sciences, and, on the other hand, progress in good clinical practice – from a psychosomatic perspective. What this means is good bio-psycho-social primary care, family and internal medicine, and detection of psychosomatic mechanisms in the development of different chronic diseases such as asthma, hypertension, coronary heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, atopic dermatitis and chronic arthritis.