Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
Med Clin North Am. 2014 May;98(3):663-672
Authors: Isaac ML, Paauw DS
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are common in the primary care setting and lead to high medical resource use. Diagnostic criteria for somatic symptom disorder focus on the psychological impact of symptoms. Patients with MUS may present with a myriad of symptoms, with pain being the most common, and several named disorders with specific symptoms are included under the broad heading of MUS. Treatment of MUS is challenging, and cognitive behavior therapy is the best studied and validated specific treatment modality. In the primary care setting, a specific 6-step approach can help clinicians provide the best care for patients.
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