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Anxiety, Depression and Somatization in General Medical Practice

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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2019-2020

Course director

Dr. József VARGA (jozsef.varga@aok.pte.hu), assistant professor

Department of Behavioural Sciences

Subject data

Code of subject: OAF-DEP-T  |  1 credit  |  General Medicine |  Optional module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: OAP-MT5-T completed

Number of hours/semester

0 lectures + 0 practices + 12 seminars = total of 12 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 16 person

Topic

Anxiety and depression symptoms are often unrecognised and left without therapy as doctors usually focus on somatic problems. Somatization - a common set of functional somatic symptoms -poses a diagnostic challenge for the physician. This course overviews the features and therapeutic approaches of these problems in general practice. Presenting the interaction of affective conditions and biological diseases, offers a behavioural concept in the medical practice.

Lectures

Practices

Seminars

  • 1. Affective and cognitive functions of personality, stress, health and illness.
  • 2. Affective and cognitive functions of personality, stress, health and illness.
  • 3. Theories, sources and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Psychological risks and their medical consequences.
  • 4. Theories, sources and symptoms of anxiety and depression. Psychological risks and their medical consequences.
  • 5. Recognising early symptoms of anxiety and depression; prevention, diagnostics.
  • 6. Recognising early symptoms of anxiety and depression; prevention, diagnostics.
  • 7. Communication with the somatizing patient, supportive therapy, patient care.
  • 8. Communication with the somatizing patient, supportive therapy, patient care.
  • 9. Cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches.
  • 10. Cognitive and behavioral therapeutic approaches.
  • 11. Case studies.
  • 12. Case studies.

Reading material

Obligatory literature

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Literature developed by the Department

Handouts, publications, additional materials presented at the practices, available on Neptun.

Notes

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Recommended literature

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Conditions for acceptance of the semester

According to Code of Studies and Examinations.

Mid-term exams

Presentation of a topic and written final test.

Making up for missed classes

Additional homework.

Exam topics/questions

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Examiners

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Varga József