A one-session treatment for patients suffering from medically unexplained symptoms in primary care: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Martin2007AOT,
  title={A one-session treatment for patients suffering from medically unexplained symptoms in primary care: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Alexandra N Martin and Elisabeth Rauh and Manfred Maximilian Fichter and Winfried Rief},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={294-303}
}
The aim of the study was to evaluate a one-session cognitive-behavior treatment (CBT) versus standard medical care for 140 primary-care patients with multiple somatoform symptoms. DSM-IV diagnoses were assessed with structured interviews. Primary outcome variables were healthcare utilization, number, and severity of somatoform symptoms, and secondary outcome measures were psychopathology dimensions. Assessments were done at study enrollment, at 4-weeks, and at 6-month follow-up. General… CONTINUE READING

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