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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Lahmann, C; Loew, TH; Tritt, K; Nickel, M 
Title:
Efficacy of functional relaxation and patient education in the treatment of somatoform heart disorders: a randomized, controlled clinical investigation. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Recurrent heart problems and, especially, chest pain in the absence of somatic heart disease is a common finding, although challenging to treat. OBJECTIVE: The authors assessed a body-oriented approach to the somatic fixation frequently seen in these patients. METHOD: They conducted a controlled study to assess the effect of functional relaxation in 22 patients with non-specific chest pain. The primary outcome measures were self-reported changes on the subscales Somatization and Anxi...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Psychosomatics 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
49 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
378-85 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0033-3182 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie