Medically Unexplained Symptoms
‘Persistent physical complaints that do not have a readily
recognisable medical cause. The pain, worry and other symptoms are
nonetheless real and cause distress’.
‘People of all ages with medically unexplained symptoms present
frequently to the health services. Contacts with primary care
clinicians may be at least 50% more frequent per person than in the
general population, and they may also have up to 33% more secondary
’Medically unexplained symptoms have been estimated to cost the
NHS in England £3 billion every year’.
No Health Without Mental Health.
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