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Book and Media Reviews
September 3, 2008

Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine

JAMA. 2008;300(9):1085-1086. doi:10.1001/jama.300.9.1085

Psychosomatic medicine is defined as the study of physical illnesses believed to be psychologically based. Some examples of these disorders include conversion disorder and irritable bowel syndrome. Sleep medicine, a growing interdisciplinary field, is known to have many psychological aspects, so it seems only fitting to have a textbook dedicated to these specialties. In Sleep and Psychosomatic Medicine, editors Pandi-Perumal, Ruoti, and Kramer create the first book devoted entirely to the relationship of these disciplines.