Am J Clin Hypn. 2013 Apr;55(4):370-7. Etzrodt CM. Immaculata University, Malvern, Pennsylvania, USA. email@example.com
Rev Infirm. 2013 May;(191):30. Etienne R. Infirmier en oncologie médicale, service de soins de support, Institut de cancérologie de Lorraine, 6, avenue de Bourgogne, 54500 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
Pract Midwife. 2013 May;16(5):10-3. Kenyon C. University of Huddersfield.
This complex case illustrates how blurred the divide between body and mind can be. In a patient with refractory irritable bowel symptoms, the emergence of new social problems exacerbate both psychiatric (anxiety and depression) and physical symptoms. Treatment of the physical symptomatology consisted of acute hospital treatments initially and subsequent primary care consultations. Psychiatric treatment consists of psychopharmacological (venlafaxine and mirtazapine) and psychotherapeutic approaches (cognitive behavioural therapy initially, and clinical hypnosis). The objectives of psychiatric treatment were to stabilise symptoms, reduce hospital admissions and foster self-management. The gains of management are presented. Social difficulties encountered over the period of treatment were legal processes to gain custody of son, bereavement, financial difficulties occasioned by stoppage of welfare benefits and legal processes involved in welfare appeal. Importantly, the patient's perceptive of treatment and care is presented. Detrimental effects that current welfare reforms in the UK may have on health are highlighted.
BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jun 27;2013. pii: bcr2013009545. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-009545. Udo I, Gash A. Department of Liaison Psychiatry, Roseberry Park Hospital, Tees Esk Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK. email@example.com