Prevalence, overlap, and predictors of functional somatic syndromes in a student sample.

@article{Fischer2013PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence, overlap, and predictors of functional somatic syndromes in a student sample.},
  author={Susanne Fischer and Jens Gaab and Ulrike Ehlert and Urs M Nater},
  journal={International journal of behavioral medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={184-93}
}
BACKGROUND Although at least 20 different functional somatic syndromes (FSS) have been described, and overlaps between individual FSS and a high comorbidity with depressive and anxiety disorders have been suggested, barely any studies have examined a broad array of FSS within one study. Moreover, information on psychosocial risk factors gained from prospective studies is scarce. PURPOSE This study aimed to determine prevalence rates, overlap, and comorbidity in 17 FSS and to estimate the… CONTINUE READING
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