The interplay between mind and body is a rapidly developing area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, growing in prominence as many areas of medicine recognise the importance of understanding the physical, mental, and social aspects of complex conditions. Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology: A Patient-Centred Biopsychosocial Approach is the fundamental work facilitating the management of women's disease conditions resulting from psychosomatic or
mind-body interactions routinely encountered by clinicians.
Authored by a world-renowned group of contributors who have led a transformative approach to the way services to women are approached, Clinical Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology comprehensively addresses the biological, psychological, social and cultural factors leading to disease manifestations. Including methods for prevention, detection and treatment, the text is supported by thirty case studies taken from real-life situations to support learning and guide clinical practice.
Detailed chapters expound the scientific basis of the clinical psychosomatic concept, prevention of morbidity and mortality from cancer or obesity, pregnancy and childbirth, maternal dysphoria and child neurodevelopment, pain perception, infertility, premenstrual disorders, psycho-oncology, malignancy and sexual health, illnesses in migrants and refugees, alongside, pertinent cultural issues. This title is a highly topical and much needed guide to addressing clinical conditions that compromise
women's health, including that of teenagers, as well as their mental and social well-being.
Dr. Mira Lal is an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist specialising in the physical, mental, and social facets of women's disease and well-being. She undertook clinical research to understand mind-body (psychosomatic) interactions in disease, and was conferred a post-MRCOG doctorate encompassing Obstetrics & Gynaecology along with Neuroscience, Psychiatry; Social Pathology; Social & Public welfare; Psychology; Public aspects of Medicine; Family, Marriage & Woman and Statistics. She was made an Expert Columnist for the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Informacion Cientifica and was awarded a prize for presenting at the EBCOG Congress in 2014. In recognition of her attainments, besides invited publications/reviewing, she was granted Fellowship of of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists for "advancing the Art & Science of Obstetrics and Gynaecology".