Understanding and caring for the distressed patient with multiple medically unexplained symptoms.

@article{Walker1998UnderstandingAC,
  title={Understanding and caring for the distressed patient with multiple medically unexplained symptoms.},
  author={Edward A. Walker and J{\"u}rgen Un{\"u}tzer and Wayne J. Katon},
  journal={The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={347-56}
}
BACKGROUND Although physicians commonly encounter patients with complicated medical problems, some have a mix of unexplained medical symptoms and distress that can seem overwhelming to patient and physician alike. METHODS We describe a model for thinking about and helping these complex patients. The model was developed from our personal clinical… CONTINUE READING