The prevalence of medically unexplained symptoms
in primary care.
Frequent attenders with medically unexplained symptoms
: service use and costs in secondary care.
The latent structure of medically unexplained symptoms
and its relation to functional somatic syndromes.
When physicians face medically unexplained symptoms
, their behavior often differs from the watchful waiting approach some recommend.
In the DSM-5, the new disorder known as somatic symptom disorder does not make medically unexplained symptoms
central to the diagnosis.
Modification of symptomatic responses by stress may play a role in medically unexplained symptoms
attributed to low-level chemical exposures.
The terms MUPS, medically unexplained symptoms
, somatoform disorder, somatization, and the functional syndromes (eg, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, chronic fatigue, etc.) often are used interchangeably This inconsistent nomenclature creates classification difficulties because several of these terms assume a different etiology for the patient's physical symptoms (ie, medical vs psychiatric).
London, May 30 (ANI): Patients with medically unexplained symptoms
could greatly benefit from acupuncture, suggests a new research.
Thomas Hudson seek to bring understanding to a rarely discussed and incredibly common medical hardship: medically unexplained symptoms
They address assessing children; promoting adaptation with the children and their families; managing procedural distress; assessing and treating chronic pain and medically unexplained symptoms
; promoting adherence to treatment; understanding impacts on education, school, and peer relationships; involving the children in decisions; transitioning to adult services; dealing with palliative care and bereavement; and supporting staff and carers.
Study leader Dr Terry Quinn said: "We found a significant increase in presentations with medically unexplained symptoms
during the full moon."
Medically unexplained symptoms
: exacerbating factors in the doctor-patient encounter.