functional somatic syndrome


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functional somatic syndrome

Any of several poorly understood conditions in the group that includes multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome, sick building syndrome, repetition stress injury, chronic whiplash, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia syndrome.
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Functional somatic syndromes (FSS), including chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), are common, disabling, and costly health conditions without known underlying organic pathology [1-4].
FSS: Functional somatic syndromes CFS: Chronic fatigue syndrome FMS: Fibromyalgia syndrome.
I found the distinction between the research on psychiatric morbidity and that on abnormal personality in relation to functional somatic syndrome to be arbitrary and even confusing.
The Psychopathology of Functional Somatic Syndromes: Neurobiology and Illness Behavior in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Illness, Irritable Bowel, and Premenstrual Dysphoria
Pain/depression dyad: a key to a better understanding and treatment of functional somatic syndromes. Am J Med.
Cypress is committed to be the innovator and leader in providing products that improve the treatment of Functional Somatic Syndromes and other central nervous system conditions, including fibromyalgia syndrome.
(Nasdaq:CYPB), San Diego, has announced that, as part of its commitment to be the innovator and commercial leader in providing products for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Functional Somatic Syndromes, such as the Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS), it plans to expand its clinical program for milnacipran to study its efficacy in depressed mood associated with chronic pain states.
Cypress is committed to be the innovator and commercial leader in providing products for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with Functional Somatic Syndromes, such as Fibromyalgia Syndrome, or FMS, and other related chronic pain and central nervous system disorders.
Barsky and Bores (7) seemed to distinguish short-term symptoms from the chronic symptoms of somatization and somatoform disorders by including many symptoms that often are brief and self-limited in what they called functional somatic syndromes (eg, palpitations, dizziness, lightheadedness, sore throat, and dry mouth).
Functional somatic syndromes. Ann Intern Med 130(11):910-921 (1999).
A distinct and unambiguous case was made for the H-P-A axis--environmental stress interaction in the etiology and course of functional somatic syndromes. The illumination of a contextual perspective to account for the interaction of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors is subsequently evident throughout each topical chapter.
Fibromyalgia and other pain disorders may need to be considered as functional somatic syndromes resulting from stress and emerging when a person is overwhelmed by life's difficulties.

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