All diseases from nerves and only a few from love is a well-known phrase that is interpreted literally in psychosomatic medicine and psychology. In fact, psychosomatic illnesses arise from nerves. Organic, functional and physical causes are completely absent.
As a rule, somatic diseases are diagnosed in patients with a reduced degree of stress resistance. Anger, anxiety, constant guilt leads to depression and phobias.
First of all, sleep disturbance occurs. As a result, the patient's condition deteriorates sharply. There is a syndrome of chronic fatigue, general weakness, lethargy, apathy. Interest in everything that happens around is declining.
In the next turn, psychosomatic diseases inflict a "blow" on the gastrointestinal tract. Appetite and digestion are impaired, gastritis and ulcers appear, which, as a rule, bother only those who make systematic errors in nutrition, lead an unhealthy lifestyle, consume alcohol, and have bad habits.
The cardiovascular system suffers from systematic stress, which is inevitably present in the life of a patient with psychosomatic diseases. It is possible to diagnose diseases using modern methods, but the doctor fails to identify the cause of cardiovascular pathologies.
Serious diseases such as asthma, neurodermatitis, allergies, psoriasis, dermatitis, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, metabolic disorders, endocrine pathologies, obesity, migraines, and autonomic disorders occur on a nervous basis.
The patient is examined for a long time and in detail and they unsuccessfully try to cure the disease without delving into the main reasons for its occurrence. As a result, various medications are prescribed for many years. The patient's condition somewhat improves from symptomatic treatment, but the disease cannot be completely cured.
Long-term positive psychotherapeutic methods, gestalt therapy, hypnosis, auto-training, cognitive-behavioral therapy are successfully used for the treatment of diseases that have arisen on a nervous basis. It is not uncommon for a patient to require medication to treat depression.
In some cases, the treatment is successful. The patient recovers completely. All symptoms of the disease disappear without additional symptomatic therapy. To prevent relapses, close cooperation with a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, endocrinologist, and neuropathologist is required.
The psychologist helps the patient to develop tactics of behavior under stress, teaches the basic techniques of stress resistance. This helps to avoid nervous breakdowns and prevent recurrence of psychosomatic symptoms.