Abstract In today's society, psychosomatic dysorders are a constantly growing problem. Already one in five patients, visiting a general practitioner, suffers from a psychosomatic illness. It is well established that not only the famous "Holy Seven" are regardet as psychosomatic illnesses. Almost any symptom can appear psychosomatic. A negative list of complaints that have not definitely psychological roots, does not exist. Especially due to the increasing tolerance against psychologically induced symptoms, the patient can be helped better and better. By now, a purely symptomatic, medical therapy for psychosomatic illness belongs to the past. Especially in the pharmacy can support the patient with offering alternative pharmaceuicals. Also, the willingness of people concerned, to make use of psychotherapeutic assistance, is getting bigger and bigger. Since psychosomatic symptoms can manifest in childhood, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Today there are at every major country hospital a Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and physicians have more and more its own degree of psychosomatic medicine.