ABC of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Editor: Burton, Christopher
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $38.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $58.43
ISBN: 978-1-11-996725-5
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 14
Book Status: Available
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This brand new title addresses the complex issues faced by primary health care practitioners in treating and managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms'. It aims to develop guidelines and principles to help identify patients with medically unexplained symptoms, as they are typically underdiagnosed, and to manage symptoms more effectively with active patient involvement.

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Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1 Introduction, Chris Burton
  • 2 Epidemiology and Impact in Primary and Secondary Care, Alexandra Rolfe; Chris Burton
  • 3 Considering Organic Disease, David Weller; Chris Burton
  • 4 Considering Depression and Anxiety, Alan Carson; Jon Stone
  • 5 Medically Unexplained Symptoms and the General Practitioner, Christopher Dowrick
  • 6 Principles of Assessment and Treatment, Chris Burton
  • 7 Palpitations, Chest Pain and Breathlessness, Chris Burton
  • 8 Headache, David P. Kernick
  • 9 Gastrointestinal Symptoms: Functional Dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Henriëtte E. van der Horst
  • 10 Pelvic and Reproductive System Symptoms, Nur Amalina Che Bakri; Camille Busby-Earle; Robby Steel; Andrew W. Horne
  • 11 Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain, Barbara Nicholl; John McBeth; Christian Mallen
  • 12 Fatigue, Alison J. Wearden
  • 13 Neurological Symptoms: Weakness, Blackouts and Dizziness, Jon Stone; Alan Carson
  • 14 Managing Medically Unexplained Symptoms in The Consultation, Avril F. Danczak
  • 15 Cognitive Approaches to Treatment, Vincent Deary
  • 16 Behavioural Approaches to Treatment, Vincent Deary
  • 17 Pharmacological Treatment, Killian A. Welch
  • 18 Conclusion, Chris Burton
  • Appendix: Suggestions for Reflection and Audit, Chris Burton