Trouble In Mind: Psychosomatic Disorder
The body and the mind are so interconnected and can work together to make you ill, especially when you throw stress into the mix. Kate Jackson examines the misunderstood Psychosomatic Disorder. Peter Keefe guides viewers through a dramatization of the physical and psychological symptoms of a patient. Dr. Edward Shorter explains how ancient Greeks, who referred to it as hysteria, recognized this disorder and how it manifests itself in different ways today. Psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Collins details various psychosomatic conditions, including dermatological problems. Viewers hear from a patient of the McMaster Psycho-Dermatology Clinic, along with his dermatologist, Dr. Sylvia Garnis-Jones. Together they map out how a mind/body illness can be successfully treated.
VHS (50 minutes)