The BodyMind Approachâ„¢, medically unexplained symptoms and personal construct psychology

YuChi Lin, Helen Payne
  • Body Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy, May 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/17432979.2014.918563

The BodyMind Approach to MUS

What is it about?

The article documents the rationale behind TBMA groups with women with depression in Taiwan. TBMA can reduce anxiety, depression and symptom distress. Patients rarely visit their GP following this treatment, medication and secondary care referrals are lessoned as a result. it is cost effective and accessible to patients who frequently resist psychological therapies. Wellbeing is sustained at six months.

Why is it important?

The work is timely for this high health utilising patient population within the long term conditions classification. Savings in the NHS can be huge which is of great significance at a time when resources are being squeezed and GPs are not being recruited in the UK. The approach is unique in focussing on the bodily symptoms to reach the mind.

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