Updates in Psychosomatic Medicine: 2014

Oliver Freudenreich, Jeff C. Huffman, Michael Sharpe, Scott R. Beach, Christopher M. Celano, Lydia A. Chwastiak, Mary Ann Cohen, Anne Dickerman, Mary Joe Fitz-Gerald, Nicholas Kontos, Leena Mittal, Shamim H. Nejad, Shehzad Niazi, Marta Novak, Kemuel Philbrick, Joseph J. Rasimas, Jewel Shim, Scott A. Simpson, Audrey Walker, Jane WalkerChristina L. Wichman, Paula Zimbrean, Wolfgang Söllner, Theodore A. Stern

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Background: The amount of literature published annually related to psychosomatic medicine is vast; this poses a challenge for practitioners to keep up-to-date in all but a small area of expertise. Objectives: To introduce how a group process using volunteer experts can be harnessed to provide clinicians with a manageable selection of important publications in psychosomatic medicine, organized by specialty area, for 2014. Methods: We used quarterly annotated abstracts selected by experts from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine in 15 subspecialties to create a list of important articles. Results: In 2014, subspecialty experts selected 88 articles of interest for practitioners of psychosomatic medicine. For this review, 14 articles were chosen. Conclusions: A group process can be used to whittle down the vast literature in psychosomatic medicine and compile a list of important articles for individual practitioners. Such an approach is consistent with the idea of physicians as lifelong learners and educators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-459
Number of pages15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Freudenreich, O., Huffman, J. C., Sharpe, M., Beach, S. R., Celano, C. M., Chwastiak, L. A., Cohen, M. A., Dickerman, A., Fitz-Gerald, M. J., Kontos, N., Mittal, L., Nejad, S. H., Niazi, S., Novak, M., Philbrick, K., Rasimas, J. J., Shim, J., Simpson, S. A., Walker, A., ... Stern, T. A. (2015). Updates in Psychosomatic Medicine: 2014. Psychosomatics, 56(5), 445-459. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psym.2015.04.001