Psychological Medicine focuses on the interface between medical and psychological disorders with projects focusing on aetiological mechanisms and on developing interventions that improve outcome and quality of life.
The work in this theme aimed at improving understanding of:
- the epidemiology of both functional somatic syndromes (FSS),
- the pathophysiology of FSS,
- the role of psychosocial factors on treatment outcome and quality of life following surgery for cancer and trauma and in long-term cancer survivors and in developing effective and safe interventions to improve the quality of life in these patients.