Cognitive-behavioral therapy for somatization and symptom syndromes: a critical review of controlled clinical trials.


OBJECTIVE Few treatments for somatization have been proven effective. In the past decade, however, clinical trials of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) have been promising. Our aim was to critically review and synthesize the evidence from these trials. METHODS A search of the Medline database from 1966 through July 1999 was conducted to identify… (More)