Where we should be: Introduction to the special section on psychotherapy integration in behavioral medicine (part I). Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This is Part 1 of a special section on psychotherapy integration and behavioral medicine. The latter discipline—encompassing virtually all the psychosocial issues relevant to mainstream medicine (health behaviors, living with chronic illness, etc.)—has ascended to prominence in relation to theory and research, and clinical innovation and evidence-based practice alike, in recent decades. Accordingly, mainstream medicine is becoming a major avenue through which the behavioral sciences, and psychotherapy, are making an impact. Articles in this section address this circumstance from an integrative therapeutic approach, including end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during adolescence, functionally somatic disorders, medical issues in anorexia nervosa, substance use disorders, and the personification of chronic illness.(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013