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The term psychosomatics denotes a medico-anthropological way of thinking concerned with prevention, diagnosis, therapy, theory, and research that focuses on complex psychosomatic and somatopsychic interactions in sick individuals (Sickness and healing). It also denotes a subspecialty of medicine that deals with the somatic, psychological, and social facets of ailments. It has consistently been the central concern of psychosomatics to expand the horizons of Western medicine, with its…

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Beine, Karl-H., “Psychosomatics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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