BACKGROUND: Around 1% of adults are repeatedly referred from primary to secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS); many of these patients have depression and anxiety disorders which are unrecognized or inadequately treated. We aimed to investigate the ways patients with MUS and their General Practitioners (GPs) interpret low mood and worry, whether they regard them as depressive or anxiety disorders and how they relate them causally to symptoms. METHODS: We carried out semi-str...Expand abstract
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The interpretation of low mood and worry by high users of secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms.
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