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Detecting Malingering

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Psychosomatic Medicine: A Supraspecialty

At the annual Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM) meeting this year held on Marco Island, Florida, I heard Dr. Theodore Stern call Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) a “supraspecialty”. Usually it’s described as a subspecialty.  I couldn’t find the word in Webster’s … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Can Be A Baptist Preacher

Getting membership solicitations in the mail from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is a sure sign of aging, along with a growing tendency to reminisce. Reminiscence, especially about the seventies, may be a sign of encroaching senility. Why … Continue reading

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Letter from a Practical Psychosomaticist

  Blogger’s Note: The word “Psychosomaticist” is clunky and I joked about it in my Cambridge University Press blog. Cut & paste into your browser URL: http://cambridgemedicine.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/whos-a-psychosomaticist/#more-212. It’s possible you might see this blog under the title “‘Letter from a Pragmatic Idealist … Continue reading

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