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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.
We need to balance out our intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids

We need to balance out our intake of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids

Combination of depression, anxiety, hostility and anger increases risk for heart disease

Combination of depression, anxiety, hostility and anger increases risk for heart disease

Women's health policy highlights

Women's health policy highlights

Hyperactive girls more likely to develop heart problems later in life

Hyperactive girls more likely to develop heart problems later in life

Lower income, education lead to greater stress levels

Lower income, education lead to greater stress levels

Anxious fathers make caesareans more painful for mothers

Anxious fathers make caesareans more painful for mothers

Slower reaction times and poorer memory associated with greater risk of dying in young and old people

Slower reaction times and poorer memory associated with greater risk of dying in young and old people

Do medical specialties reflect the current clinical needs of patients?

Do medical specialties reflect the current clinical needs of patients?

Patients with panic disorder have nearly double the risk for coronary heart disease,

Patients with panic disorder have nearly double the risk for coronary heart disease,

Heart attack patients run an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder

Heart attack patients run an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder

Aggressive public health efforts to control hypertension may help preserve cognitive abilities as well as cardiovascular health

Aggressive public health efforts to control hypertension may help preserve cognitive abilities as well as cardiovascular health

Heart disease patients face greater risk of PTSD

Heart disease patients face greater risk of PTSD

Heart attacks can be triggered by physical exertion and emotional stress

Heart attacks can be triggered by physical exertion and emotional stress

Link between high cholesterol and better memory

Link between high cholesterol and better memory

Physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks in people with a history of heart disease

Physical exertion and emotional stress can trigger heart attacks in people with a history of heart disease

Depression appears to be a major cause of insomnia in people with HIV

Depression appears to be a major cause of insomnia in people with HIV

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome respond to placebos at a lower rate

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome respond to placebos at a lower rate

Depression can double the risk of death or repeat heart disease in heart attack patients

Depression can double the risk of death or repeat heart disease in heart attack patients

Daily meditation helps middle schoolers lower their blood pressure and heart rate

Daily meditation helps middle schoolers lower their blood pressure and heart rate

Adults with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer

Adults with mental disorders have higher odds of being diagnosed with brain tumors and lung cancer