Funktionelle Körperbeschwerden: Klinische Vielfalt, diagnostische Herausforderungen, therapeutische Prinzipien

Translated title of the contribution: Functional somatic symptoms: Clinical varieties, diagnostic challenges, therapeutic principles

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Abstract

Functional somatic symptoms are common and multiform. They occur in all genders and age groups, with and without somatic or mental comorbidity. Dysfunctional illness behaviour on the patients' (e.g., excessive attention or anxiety) and also on the caregivers' side (e.g., nocebo messages, redundant investigations or risky treatments) can promote chronification. Empathy, well balanced diagnostics, comprehensible information within individual multifactorial explanatory models, refocussing, activation, and - in more severe forms - additional measures such as psychotherapy are recommended.

Translated title of the contributionFunctional somatic symptoms: Clinical varieties, diagnostic challenges, therapeutic principles
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)587-595
Number of pages9
JournalDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Volume147
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes

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