As per available reports about 58 journals, 36 Conferences, 40 workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to Psychosomatic Medicine and about 13198 articles are being published on the current trends in Psychosomatic Medicine. In terms of research annually, USA, India, Iran, South Africa and turkey are some of the leading countries where maximum studies related to Psychosomatic Medicine are being carried out. As reported in See J. M. Kuldau, ed., Treatment for Psychosomatic Problems (1982); C. P. Wilson and I. L. Mintz, ed., Psychosomatic Symptoms (1989). Psychosomatic medicine (sī'kōsōmăt'ĭk), study and treatment of those emotional disturbances that are manifested as physical disorders. The term psychosomatic emphasizes essential unity of the psyche and the soma, a combination rooted in ancient Greek medicine. Common disorders caused at least partly by psychological factors include childhood asthma, certain gastrointestinal problems, hypertension, endocrine disturbances, diabetes, and possibly even heart disease. In most psychosomatic conditions there is some interaction between psychological factors and physiological predisposition to the illness.
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