One single diagnosis, bodily distress syndrome, succeeded to capture 10 diagnostic categories of functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders.

@article{Fink2010OneSD,
  title={One single diagnosis, bodily distress syndrome, succeeded to capture 10 diagnostic categories of functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders.},
  author={Per Klausen Fink and Andreas Schroeder},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2010},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={415-26}
}
BACKGROUND In order to clarify the classification of physical complaints not attributable to verifiable, conventionally defined diseases, a new diagnosis of bodily distress syndrome was introduced. The aim of this study was to test if patients diagnosed with one of six different functional somatic syndromes or a DSM-IV somatoform disorder characterized by physical symptoms were captured by the new diagnosis. METHOD A stratified sample of 978 consecutive patients from neurological (n=120) and… CONTINUE READING
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