Non European organizations
The US Organization for Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine has as its central focus patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric illness and the interaction between them. This focus entails clinical work, research and teaching as well as leadership in the provision of medical-surgical psychiatry services.
The American Psychosomatic Society is a worldwide community of
scholars and clinicians dedicated to the scientific understanding of the
interaction of mind, brain, body and social context in promoting health
and contributing to the pathogenesis, course and treatment of disease.
The Association of Medicine and Psychiatry was founded in 1991 by primary care physicians and psychiatrists interested in improving the health of patients with concurrent physical and psychiatric issues.
Founded in 1984, the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) was created to foster international multidisciplinary communication about clinical, educational and research issues that relate to the subspecialty of psycho-oncology and two primary psychosocial dimensions of cancer:Response of patients, families and staff to cancer and its treatmentPsychological, social and behavioral factors that influence tumor progression and survival.
The mission of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) is to foster
the development and application of knowledge concerning the
interrelationships of health, illness, and behavior.
Non Medical organizations
The purpose of the Division of Health Psychology is to advance contributions of psychology to the understanding of health and illness.
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information. Our mission is to provide free, independent and accurate information and resources for prospective and current students
Written and regularly updated by a lecturer in psychology, this website was launched in March 2008 and is designed to help anybody looking for informed and detailed information on psychology.Definitions, history, topic areas, theory and practice, careers, debates, course directories and study skills will all be covered in detail here.The website will also highlight and explore the most fascinating and compelling psychology related news and research.
Cure and care of patients becomes complex when patients have multiple illnesses, specifically a combination of physical and mental disorders. These complex patients have multiple care needs, which often need to be addressed by several caretakers. These patients can be found among patients with chronic physical illnesses, the frail elderly, psychiatric patients with physical disorders, including the somatisers and patients who have physical illnesses and abuse alcohol or drugs. The INTERMED has been developed to assess interdisciplinary health risks and health needs.
Functional disorders are defined as conditions where patients complain about physical symptoms for which no adequate medical explanation can be found. The overall objective is to improve the treatment possibilities for this group of patients. The unit is based on an interdisciplinary approach to functional disorders, as these are to be seen both from a psychiatric /psychological, a somatic, and a social angle. The unit is foremost a research unit focusing on research, development and education. However, the unit does have a secondary clinical function.
To provide and support coordinated and concurrent treatment of the mind and body for patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders.
Three major gateways to answer your mental health questions on depression, schizophrenia and suicide.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international organization that aims to help people make well informed decisions about health care by preparing, maintaining and ensuring the accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of health care interventions.
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.