Somatic symptom disorders without known physical causes: one disease with many names?

  • Morton Tavel
  • Published 2015 in The American journal of medicine

Abstract

Patients complaining of pain or fatigue in the absence of known physical diseases constitute a high percentage of those seeking general medical care. Depending upon the type of physician/specialist consulted, those individuals may receive disease labels that range from an implied psychological origin such as somatoform or psychosomatic disease, or to a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.04.041

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