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"Unexplained" somatic symptoms, functional syndromes, and somatization: do we need a paradigm shift?

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Medically unexplained functional or somatization symptoms are somatic disorders that are not adequately explained by physical disease processes. The way in which these disorders have been understood and managed has varied over the history of medicine. However, only in the past 100 years has the "mental" explanation predominated. A benefit of this trend has been the development of effective treatments in the form of "antidepressant" drugs and cognitive-behavioral therapies; a cost has been lim...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Annals of internal medicine More from this journal
Volume:
134
Issue:
9 Pt 2
Pages:
926-930
Publication date:
2001-05-01
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EISSN:
1539-3704
ISSN:
0003-4819
Language:
English
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pubs:175762
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uuid:0889bc54-74ff-41cf-9bff-e722c5a8eac9
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pubs:175762
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175762
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2012-12-19

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