Symptoms and syndromes of bodily distress: an exploratory study of 978 internal medical, neurological, and primary care patients.

@article{Fink2007SymptomsAS,
  title={Symptoms and syndromes of bodily distress: an exploratory study of 978 internal medical, neurological, and primary care patients.},
  author={Per Klausen Fink and Tomas Toft and Morten Steen Hansen and Eva \Ornb\ol and Frede Olesen},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={30-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Physical complaints not attributable to verifiable, conventionally defined diseases, i.e., medically unexplained or functional somatic symptoms, are prevalent in all medical settings, but their classification is contested as numerous overlapping diagnoses and syndrome labels have been introduced. This study aims to determine whether functional somatic symptoms cluster into distinct syndromes and diagnostic entities. METHODS The 978 consecutively admitted patients from a neurological… CONTINUE READING
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