This psychosomatic condition manifests itself in high body temperatures due to stress and mental strain. Emotional events or chronic stress are responsible for the development of this condition. He is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and treats patients suffering from psychogenic fevers at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Kyushu University. He describes his experiences with psychogenic fever in his article A recent article by Dr. Keiji Oka, published in the journal Temperature, suggests how psychological stress could affect body temperature in the clinical population. The article presents his recent findings from research and clinical experience in relation to

In spite of the fact that psychological fevers are known in the literature, few doctors study it and treat them. That is why Temperature invited Dr. Oka to speak about his unique experiences. There was no epidemiological study of psychogenic fevers performed to date. As a result, there is no knowledge of how many patients are affected. According to Dr. Oka, the condition is not uncommon in Japan, based on the available case reports and his own clinical experience. He has seen a large number of patients, especially Japanese students due to academic pressure. The reason doctors do not fully understand how stress can affect body temperature is that patients with psychogenic fever are diagnosed with non-specific causes for their disabling symptoms, according to Dr. Oka. Further, Oka describes that patients usually complain about the fever itself, as well as the symptoms related to the fever, such as the high temperature and the stress, as well as any mental illnesses that may develop because of the fever. Exactly what is brought on by stress is not just a high body temperature, or even just a milder version of it, says Dr. Oka, “Patients ask that not just their temperature be treated, but all symptoms as well.”

There are several treatment options available at present, but, in general, they are similar to those available for other stress-related diseases and do not apply exclusively As more research is conducted, however, Dr. Oka believes that a breakthrough in treatment will take place in the near future. The doctor said that both their male and female doctors had disagreed that the fever could be caused by In recent years, doctors have gained new insight into this pathophysiology through animal studies. We would like to use the term psychogenic fever instead. As Dr. Oka describes it, functional hyperthermia is the appearance of excessive heat in the body. This word would prevent stigmatizing these patients, and in a clinical setting is meant to provide an understanding of not only stress-related difficulties, but also dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is essential for the successful

 

 

This psychosomatic condition manifests itself in high body temperatures due to stress and mental strain. Emotional events or chronic stress are responsible for the development of this condition. He is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and treats patients suffering from psychogenic fevers at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Kyushu University. He describes his experiences with psychogenic fever in his article A recent article by Dr. Keiji Oka, published in the journal Temperature, suggests how psychological stress could affect body temperature in the clinical population. The article presents his recent findings from research and clinical experience in relation to

In spite of the fact that psychological fevers are known in the literature, few doctors study it and treat them. That is why Temperature invited Dr. Oka to speak about his unique experiences. There was no epidemiological study of psychogenic fevers performed to date. As a result, there is no knowledge of how many patients are affected. According to Dr. Oka, the condition is not uncommon in Japan, based on the available case reports and his own clinical experience. He has seen a large number of patients, especially Japanese students due to academic pressure. The reason doctors do not fully understand how stress can affect body temperature is that patients with psychogenic fever are diagnosed with non-specific causes for their disabling symptoms, according to Dr. Oka. Further, Oka describes that patients usually complain about the fever itself, as well as the symptoms related to the fever, such as the high temperature and the stress, as well as any mental illnesses that may develop because of the fever. Exactly what is brought on by stress is not just a high body temperature, or even just a milder version of it, says Dr. Oka, “Patients ask that not just their temperature be treated, but all symptoms as well.”

There are several treatment options available at present, but, in general, they are similar to those available for other stress-related diseases and do not apply exclusively As more research is conducted, however, Dr. Oka believes that a breakthrough in treatment will take place in the near future. The doctor said that both their male and female doctors had disagreed that the fever could be caused by In recent years, doctors have gained new insight into this pathophysiology through animal studies. We would like to use the term psychogenic fever instead. As Dr. Oka describes it, functional hyperthermia is the appearance of excessive heat in the body. This word would prevent stigmatizing these patients, and in a clinical setting is meant to provide an understanding of not only stress-related difficulties, but also dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is essential for the successful