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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Partnering with a mental health specialist is one solution, although only a minority of such specialists have either the interest or expertise to manage MUS and functional somatic syndromes.
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.
Pain and the treatment of fibromyalgia and functional somatic syndromes.
The first studies of milnacipran's efficacy in the treatment of depressed mood in Functional Somatic Syndromes patients are anticipated to begin in early 2003.
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).
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.
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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