Medical symptoms without identified pathology: relationship to psychiatric disorders, childhood and adult trauma, and personality traits.

@article{Katon2001MedicalSW,
  title={Medical symptoms without identified pathology: relationship to psychiatric disorders, childhood and adult trauma, and personality traits.},
  author={Wayne J. Katon and M Sullivan and E Walker},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={134 9 Pt  2},
  pages={917-25}
}
In the past two decades, carefully designed studies examining the biopsychosocial causes of common physical symptoms have shown that most health care visits are made because of common symptoms for which no identified pathology is found (1). In this paper, we summarize the relationship between common medical symptoms without identified pathology and a range of psychosocial variables, such as stressful life events, psychological distress, psychiatric disorders, and predisposing emotional… CONTINUE READING
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