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What Are Psychosomatic Diseases?

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The professional master’s degree in psychological intervention in psychosomatic disorders trains professionals capable of supplying the proper therapy to treat these diseases

No one is spared from having to face uncomfortable situations throughout life, the problem lies in the way they are faced. If these emotions are not managed in a healthy way, it is likely that the situation will lead to a psychosomatic disorder.

For this reason, some universities created professional master’s degrees in psychological intervention in psychosomatic disorders with the aim of training psychologists to guide people and provide them with the tools to handle this situation through therapy and develop emotional intelligence skills.

Considering the above, a psychosomatic disorder manifests itself at the physical level, but its origin lies at the psychological level, the disease encompasses a combination of biological, environmental, social, and psychological factors. In this way, mind and body are connected in such a way that what happens in one affects the other, the body gets ill due to psychological influences that end up aggravating a pre-existing condition.

The most common symptoms are muscle pain, back pain, feeling of exhaustion, dizziness, headache, and digestive aches and pains such as irritable colon the following factors can trigger the development of a psychosomatic disorder: Stress, negative emotions, conflicts, discussions, overwork, loss of a loved one, worries, permanent anger, depression, anxiety, among others.

Depending on the case, treatment for these diseases involves follow-up by psychologists or psychiatrists, since the mind and emotions are the ones that rule over the body, so to prevent them in some way, it is necessary to detect the factor that generates stress or anxiety and try to remedy it. Also, these experts will be able to recommend activities such as meditation, yoga, or pilates and suggest creating a support network of the people closest to help during the process.

Professional master’s degree in psychological intervention in psychosomatic disorders

Universities designed this programme because society lives in a fast-paced world and mental health problems have increased significantly in recent years, therefore, the psychologist must be aware of the advances in psychological intervention therapies that allow the patient’s behaviour to be redirected by implementing different diagnostic criteria in communication disorders and pharmacology.

Also, it is important to note that the emergence of new therapies and techniques necessarily leads to a continuous interest on the part of the psychologist to keep up to date in their speciality. For that reason, the program was designed with the latest updates in this field on the management of patients with psychosomatic disorders, the psychosomatic clinic of gynaecological, obstetric, and neurological disorders.

The contents deal in depth with fundamentals of psychosomatics, clinic of psychosomatic disorders, the definition of time-limited psychotherapy, psychosomatic clinic of gynaecological, obstetrical, and neurological disorders, psychological intervention in disorders with Gestalt, psychological intervention in psychosomatic disorders from the cognitive-behavioural model, neurodevelopmental disorders, pharmacological intervention, and regulatory mechanisms, among others.

Re-learning method

The professional master’s degree in psychological intervention in psychosomatic disorders is developed entirely online. During the 12 months of training, the student has access to the program’s contents at any time and from any device, allowing them to self-manage the study time with maximum flexibility and adapt to each student’s schedule.

It has its own learning method, ‘Re-Learning’, based on asynchrony and self-management. The contents are presented in an attractive and dynamic way in multimedia capsules that include audio, videos, images, diagrams, and conceptual maps to corroborate knowledge.

Ellen Diamond did her degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle. 

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