Recently, the 8th Oriental Psychosomatic Medicine Forum and the 10th International Frontiers of Psychosomatic Medicine Forum were held in Nanjing, Jiangsu. Experts, scholars and representatives from psychosomatic medicine and related disciplines at home and abroad attended the forum in offline and online forms. At the forum, the first integrated mind-body-brain imaging project in China was officially launched. Professor Teng Gaojun, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Paul Thompson, chairman of the ENIGMA Alliance, and Professor Jessica Turner, and other well-known experts at home and abroad expressed their congratulations. Professor Shen Yang, Vice President of Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, and Professor Yuan Yonggui, Chairman of the Psychosomatic Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association and Director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine of Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, jointly unveiled the integrated mind-body-brain imaging plan.
According to reports, psychosomatic medicine mainly explores the role of the relationship between “mind” and “body” in maintaining health and in the occurrence, development and recovery of diseases, and is an important medical discipline that explores the interaction of psychological and physiological factors . Professor Wu Aiqin, former chairman of the Psychosomatic Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, once pointed out that the burden of psychosomatic diseases is extremely heavy. In general hospitals, one-third of patients have psychosomatic symptoms; in specialized hospitals, one-third of patients with mental disorders Two-thirds of the patients were treated with psychosomatic symptoms, and two-thirds of them required psychosomatic medical treatment. Jiang Wenhao, associate researcher of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, introduced that exploring the brain mechanism of psychosomatic diseases, explaining the interaction between the mind and body, and improving the clinical awareness of psychosomatic diseases are important steps to overcome treatment barriers and reduce disease burden.
Professor Yuan Yonggui, Chairman of the Psychosomatic Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, pointed out that the Integrated Psychosomatic Brain Imaging Project is the first project to carry out the research on the brain atlas of psychosomatic diseases in the Chinese population. Relying on the Psychosomatic Medicine Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, the project has received warm support from well-known psychosomatic medicine experts and member units across the country. At present, the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine of Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University is taking the lead, in conjunction with Huai’an Third People’s Hospital, Huzhou Third People’s Hospital, Hangzhou First People’s Hospital, Wannan Medical College Yijishan Hospital and Xinxiang Medical College Second Affiliated Hospital It took the lead in establishing a brain imaging database integrating mental illness, psychosomatic disease and healthy people. As the prototype of the integrated mind-body-brain imaging project, the database covers multiple urban agglomerations in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Henan, with nearly 2,000 brain imaging data, including nearly ten types of psychosomatic diseases.
On this basis, the Integrated Mind-Brain Imaging Program targets five types of psychosomatic diseases: migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia syndrome, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Several national task forces were launched to achieve breakthroughs in priority diseases. Meanwhile, the Integrated Mind-Brain-Brain Imaging Program has received extensive technical support from Southeast University, the ENIGMA Consortium, and the Center for Brain Imaging Translation Research at Georgia State, Georgia Tech, and Emory School of Medicine. At present, a complete clinical information collection and multi-center brain image analysis system has been established. Academician Teng Gaojun and Prof. Paul Thompson serve as advisors to the academic committee of this project, initiated by Prof. Yuan Yonggui and Prof. Jessica Turner, and Dr. Jiang Wenhao and Dr. Panta serve as secretary-general. Professor Yuan Yonggui said that we are confident that by integrating the psychosomatic brain imaging program, we can reveal the common brain mechanism of psychosomatic symptoms, and finally realize the “same diagnosis and treatment” of psychosomatic and mental diseases.
The forum was organized by Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Zhongda Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University, Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Continuing Education and Training Center of Psychosomatic Medicine Branch of Chinese Medical Association, Southeast University-University of Florida Co-hosted by Center for Psychosomatic Medicine Research and Training and Southeast University-Arizona State University Holistic Health Research Center.
Correspondent Cheng Shouqin Wang Qian
Yangtze Evening News/Ziniu News reporter Yang Yan
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