Somatic Illness and the Patient’s Other Story

Published Date: 6th August 2015

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Broom, Brian


Integrating internal medicine and psychotherapy, this text takes an holistic approach to those illnesses that present physical symptoms but whose underlying cause may be psychological. It is about what can happen when one takes seriously the connections between the presenting physical symptoms and the patient’s story. Brian Bloom’s book recognizes that a patient’s story is a woven tapestry of events, perceptions of events and responses to events, all of which have meaning for an illness