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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.
Researchers examine effect of vitamin D supplementation on depression

Researchers examine effect of vitamin D supplementation on depression

How do people become depressed? An interview with Anna Watters and Professor Lea Williams, University of Sydney

How do people become depressed? An interview with Anna Watters and Professor Lea Williams, University of Sydney

Treating depression before onset of cardiovascular disease can cut risk of heart attack, stroke

Treating depression before onset of cardiovascular disease can cut risk of heart attack, stroke

Depression in childhood may increase risk of heart problems later in life

Depression in childhood may increase risk of heart problems later in life

Psychotherapy: New treatment choice for anorexia nervosa

Psychotherapy: New treatment choice for anorexia nervosa

Mindfulness-based intervention leads to drop in blood pressure

Mindfulness-based intervention leads to drop in blood pressure

Poor sleep during pregnancy can disrupt immune processes and lead to lower birth weights

Poor sleep during pregnancy can disrupt immune processes and lead to lower birth weights

People suffering from PTSD have risk of developing type 2 diabetes

People suffering from PTSD have risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Exposure to violent video games affects teens' heart rate responses

Exposure to violent video games affects teens' heart rate responses

High blood pressure linked to better quality of life in adolescents

High blood pressure linked to better quality of life in adolescents

Study: Stressful situations at work can have negative impact on cardiovascular system and metabolism

Study: Stressful situations at work can have negative impact on cardiovascular system and metabolism

Studies reveal sustained stress can lead to miscarriage, premature birth

Studies reveal sustained stress can lead to miscarriage, premature birth

Report on Austrian national health care system approach to psychosomatic medicine

Report on Austrian national health care system approach to psychosomatic medicine

Burnt-out employees have increased risk of heart disease, researcher finds

Burnt-out employees have increased risk of heart disease, researcher finds

Rocket attacks in Sderot, Israel significantly increase likelihood of miscarriages

Rocket attacks in Sderot, Israel significantly increase likelihood of miscarriages

Coming out might offer health benefits for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

Coming out might offer health benefits for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

New study offers hope for lonely older adults at increased risk of health problems

New study offers hope for lonely older adults at increased risk of health problems

Researchers discover why people exposed to war more likely to develop chronic diseases

Researchers discover why people exposed to war more likely to develop chronic diseases

Scientists use new method to easily investigate stress systems in babies

Scientists use new method to easily investigate stress systems in babies

Acute stress modifies DNA methylation and activity of certain genes

Acute stress modifies DNA methylation and activity of certain genes