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How can we improve clinical outcome by understanding the inseparability of mind and body ?

Karla Kroflin orcid id ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
Kristina Krstanović orcid id ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine
Zorana Kušević ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine; University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Department of Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine

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We have experienced that very often the medical outcome does not depend exclusively on laboratory results or clinical findings, but also on the invisible part of every human - his mind. We focused on reviewing previous studies on the inseparability of mind and body in different medical specialties, improvement of communication skills and understanding human psychology in everyday clinical practice. The psychosomatic effects in cardiology, gastroenterology, diabetology and dermatology that we adduced in our review article requires a comprehensive personalized assessment that takes into consideration the interaction of the mind, body, and social environment. Mentioning many medical specialties, we can conclude that a psychosomatic approach and given solutions should not be only restricted to psychiatry, medical psychology and psychosomatic medicine, but rather involved into almost any clinical practice.

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psychosomatic medicine, stress, emotions, personalized approach, clinical outcomes

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