Somatization among older primary care attenders.

  title={Somatization among older primary care attenders.},
  author={Bartley Sheehan and Christopher Bass and Richard Briggs and Robin Jacoby},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={33 5},
BACKGROUND The importance of somatization among older primary care attenders is unclear. We aimed to establish the prevalence, persistence and associations of somatization among older primary care attenders, and the associations of frequent attendance. METHOD One hundred and forty primary care attenders over 65 years were rated twice, 10 months apart, on measures of somatization, psychiatric status, physical health and attendance. RESULTS The syndrome of GMS hypochondriacal neurosis had a… CONTINUE READING


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