chapter  37
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Talk About the Mind-Body Connection

Connect Psychiatric and Medical Symptoms to Encourage Openness to Mental Health Interventions
WithThida Thant

Psychiatric and psychological symptoms have a significant impact on the course and treatment of medical diseases. This chapter helps clinicians guide their patients in understanding the connection between mind and body and how acknowledging these symptoms improves medical symptoms. This technique destigmatizes mental illness and brings discussion of psychiatric and psychological symptoms into mainstream medical treatment. Working with resistance and managing pitfalls of this technique are also reviewed.