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Medically unexplained symptoms, somatisation disorder and hypochondriasis: Course and prognosis. A systematic review

olde Hartman, Tim C.; Borghuis, M.S.; Lucassen, Peter; van de Laar, Floris A; Speckens, Anne; van Weel, Chris


Objective: To study the course of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS), somatisation disorder, and hypochondriasis, and related prognostic factors. Knowledge of prognostic factors in patients presenting persistent MUS might improve our understanding of the naturalistic course and the identification of patients with a high risk of a chronic course. Methods: A comprehensive search of Medline, PsycInfo, CINAHL, and EMBASE was performed to select studies focusing on patients with MUS, somatisation...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.09.018


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