There is only one functional somatic syndrome.

  title={There is only one functional somatic syndrome.},
  author={Simon Wessely and Peter D White},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
Functional somatic symptoms and syndromes are a major health issue. They are common, costly, persistent and may be disabling. Most of the current literature pertains to specific syndromes defined by medical subspecialties. Indeed, each medical subspecialty seems to have at least one somatic syndrome. These include: irritable bowel syndrome (gastroenterology); chronic pelvic pain (gynaecology); fibromyalgia (rheumatology); non-cardiac chest pain (cardiology); tension headache (neurology… CONTINUE READING
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