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Psychosomatic medicine (PM) is a newly licensed subspecialty in the field of psychiatry; it is also known as consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatry. C-L psychiatry provides knowledge, practice, and instruction in the relation between mental and physical illness. This field is associated with services like diagnosis, therapeutics and research of illnesses in this area. Hence it connects psychiatry and other medical specialties, so that physicians and psychiatrists can discuss how to best manage patients with psychosomatic illness.
Study finds sex-specific differences in mechanisms that drive stress-induced myocardial ischemia

Study finds sex-specific differences in mechanisms that drive stress-induced myocardial ischemia

Early treatment does not reduce risk of heart disease, shows study

Early treatment does not reduce risk of heart disease, shows study

Response to daily stressors plays important role in cognitive health of older adults

Response to daily stressors plays important role in cognitive health of older adults

Workplace bullying or violence linked to higher risk of cardiovascular problems

Workplace bullying or violence linked to higher risk of cardiovascular problems

Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation

Grieving spouses with sleep problems have increased risk of chronic immune activation

Family acceptance of LGBT individual's sexuality linked to lower stress

Family acceptance of LGBT individual's sexuality linked to lower stress

Giving targeted social support activates brain regions involved in parental care

Giving targeted social support activates brain regions involved in parental care

Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function

Researchers study effects of different mind-body practices on brain function

Brain activity, reactivity associated with depression and negative feelings in diabetics

Brain activity, reactivity associated with depression and negative feelings in diabetics

Anxiety disorders can have protective effect after a heart attack

Anxiety disorders can have protective effect after a heart attack

Elderly women take longest time to arrive at the hospital after myocardial infarction, study reveals

Elderly women take longest time to arrive at the hospital after myocardial infarction, study reveals

Specialized cellular structures may hold clues to health effects of psychological stress

Specialized cellular structures may hold clues to health effects of psychological stress

People with depressive symptoms before disaster may experience increase in inflammation

People with depressive symptoms before disaster may experience increase in inflammation

Psychosocial factors play major role in well-being of older people, study says

Psychosocial factors play major role in well-being of older people, study says

Scientists identify link between gut microbiota and mood, behavior

Scientists identify link between gut microbiota and mood, behavior

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Narrative expressive writing after divorce could improve cardiovascular health

Narrative expressive writing after divorce could improve cardiovascular health

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Psychosomatic research findings may provide insights into unexplained and difficult to treat disorders

Psychosomatic research findings may provide insights into unexplained and difficult to treat disorders

Discrimination in daily life linked to high rates of sleep problems

Discrimination in daily life linked to high rates of sleep problems