Bohdan Wasilewski

Bohdan Wasilewski
Instytut Psychosomatyczny

Prof. dr med

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February 1990 - present
Instytut Psychosomatyczny
Instytut Psychosomatyczny
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This study discusses psychosocial aspects of current civilizational changes from the perspective of Balint group leaders. This difficult period of transformation poses difficult challenges for health professionals who require a toolbox of supports, of which an important one is that provided by the Balint movement through its group activities. Leade...
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Depression is currently one of the main barriers to further civilizational development. Despite intensive efforts, it is a growing health, social and economic problem. We still lack clarity regarding the ethology of depression and treatment is still mainly symptomatic. The authors postulate that depression has similarities with anxiety and from an...
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This publication continues the analytic thread of the author's previous publications (Wasilewski B., 2020 a, b) which interrogated the barriers to a fuller understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main barriers to understanding the phenomenon of the current pandemic is the omission of the analysis of this phenomenon from the point of view...
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The author discusses the mental barriers that are obstacles to understanding the phenomenon of COVID19 pandemic and proposes a thesis that the crisis is not due to a new or a sudden mutation of a dangerous virus, but rather the collapse of our natural biological defenses as we head into a civilizational cul-de-sac.
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The authors postulate that depression has similarities with anxiety and from an evolutionary perspective is an archaic defence mechanism. Formerly, through the agency of complex psychological, biological and social mechanisms, healing was facilitated in conditions of an intense, short-term nature. Adverse civilizational and environmental changes ha...
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Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Disorders doi: 10.26502/jppd.2572-519X0085 J Psychiatry Psychiatric Disord 2020; 4 (1): 001-009 21 Commentary Volume 4, Issue 1 Updating the Perception of a Human Being and its Mental Functioning Bohdan W Wasilewski* Psychosomatic Institute, Warsaw, Poland *Corresponding Author: Bohdan W Wasilewski, Psychosomat...
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The author discusses the specificity and tradition of Polish traditional medicine and its psychosomatic methods of influence. Exorcisms are discussed as a healing activity, practiced both by clerics and quacks. The author discusses the tradition of hydrotherapy in Poland. The author addresses specific features of Poland as a place where cultural in...
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Within national and international societies of psychosomatic medicine the idea has emerged of bringing together and coordinating psychosomatic, behavioural, psychological and medical actions with common interests throughout Europe as a way to increase their scientific and political influence. It was felt that there was a strong need and opportunity...
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The article analyzes factors influencing the position of traditional, alternative and complementary medicine (T/CAM) in the 21st century. The author puts forward a hypothesis that the significance of T / CAM will be maintained, which will contribute to the negative health phenomena associated with the crisis of Western civilization, which conventio...
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Background Within national and international societies of psychosomatic medicine the idea has emerged of bringing together and coordinating psychosomatic, behavioural, psychological and medical actions with common interests throughout Europe as a way to increase their scientific and political influence. Methods It was felt that there was a strong n...
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Some people still associate the term of psychosomatics with the past rather than with the present. Arti-cles announcing the end of psychosomatics and the need to distinguish psychosomatic diseases are be-ing published [1]. At the same time we observe reintroduction of psychosomatic out–patient consultations and psychosomatic wards to Polish health...
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With the example of treatment of menopause-related vegetative and emotional disturbances, the author verifies the effectiveness of the use of Ignatia amara containing complex homeopathic remedies (IACCHR) as an alternative to placebo. Substantial improvement in psychological and psychosomatic symptoms was observed. Climacteric complaints diminished...
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In this paper possibility of employing vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) was evaluated to following efficacy of drug effect in patients with central and peripheral vestibular disorders of various aetiologies. Also influence of antihomotoxic remedies on sacculo-collic reflex function were followed. Treatment concerned 23 ills that is 20...
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80 elderly volunteers with chronic medical conditions from nursing homes were immunized in the autumn of 1993 with a single dose of subunit trivalent Wyeth-USA influenza vaccine. Antibody production was determined in sera before vaccination, three weeks after vaccination and six months after vaccination by hemagglutinin inhibition (HI) and neuramin...
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The stimulation of human growth hormone (HGH) release by clonidine (0.15 mg i.v.) was studied as a test of the postsynaptic alpha-receptor sensitivity of psychiatric patients. In this test, endogenous depressives showed a significantly reduced HGH response to clonidine as compared to normal controls, neurotic-reactive depressives, and schizophrenic...
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In 62 out-patients under maintenance treatment with lithium, thyroid function was evaluated. 21% of the patients exhibited goiter II0; 34% showed elevated thyrotrophin (TSH) serum levels; in 42% exaggerated TSH response to intravenous thyrotrophin releasing hormone (TRH) was found.
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Bereits 1897 wurde durch Lange Lithium bei der Behandlung depressiver Zustände eingesetzt. Erhebliche Nebenwirkungen — uns heute geläufig — verhinderten jedoch damals die Einführung von Lithium als Therapeutikum. Erst 1949 wurde Lithium von Cade [1] in Australien bei manischen Zuständen erneut verwandt. Schou u. Mitarb. erkannten Mitte der fünfzige...

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The course of ideas and discussions within the group of European psychosomatic scientists will be presented and organized as an effort to combine strengths and actions supporting clinical psychosomatic research and medical practice in Europe.