Depression and anxiety in patients repeatedly referred to secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms: a case-control study.

@article{Burton2011DepressionAA,
  title={Depression and anxiety in patients repeatedly referred to secondary care with medically unexplained symptoms: a case-control study.},
  author={Christopher Burton and Kelly J McGorm and D. Weller and Michael Sharpe},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={555-63}
}
BACKGROUND One third of referrals from primary to secondary care are for medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). We aimed to determine the association of depression and anxiety disorders with high use of specialist services by patients with MUS. We did this by comparing their prevalence in patients who had been repeatedly referred with symptoms for which they… CONTINUE READING