Medically unexplained physical symptoms in primary care: a controlled study on the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral treatment by the family physician.

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BACKGROUND Disabling medically unexplained physical symptoms occur in 16% of all patients in primary care. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral intervention by the family physician. METHOD In a controlled design with detailed information on patient selection, 6,409 patients were screened on somatoform… (More)
DOI: 10.1176/appi.psy.50.5.515

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