TITLE

'Heartsinks' and weird symptoms

AUTHOR(S)
Dowell, Tony
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
New Zealand Doctor;6/15/2011, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes bodily distress syndrome (BDS) and discusses the current thinking about the classification of functional disorders, as well as the general practice management options for patients. It identifies the different functional somatic syndromes according to medical specialty, and several of the reasons behind the importance of these clinical syndromes. The approach to BDS assessment and management in primary care settings may include stress management, psychological therapies, finding evidence, and patient communication.
ACCESSION #
61926731

 

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