medically unexplained symptom


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medically unexplained symptom

Abbreviation: MUS
MUS A complaint from a patient that has eluded explanation despite assessment by health care practitioners.
See also: symptom
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Mauksch) spent as much time developing strategies for supporting primary care providers as I spent applying treatment approaches for patients with high numbers of medically unexplained symptoms, often described as "somatizers.
Association of costs with somatic symptom severity in patients with medically unexplained symptoms.
Our findings suggest a need for more in-depth research on potential biases that drive medical overuse, as part of an overall strategy to improve physicians' approach to medically unexplained symptoms.
Environmental factors in medically unexplained symptoms and related syndromes: the evidence and the challenge.
Table Medically unexplained symptoms spectrum disorder Severity Mild, moderate, severe Duration Acute (days to weeks), subacute (< 6 months), chronic; (> 6 months) Comorbidity Psychiatric, medical, none Source: Reference 4
Keywords: medically unexplained symptoms, chronic functional syndromes, bodily distress syndrome, psychophysiologic disorders, somatization
Engel, a psychiatric epidemiologist who has been instrumental in helping the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense develop guidelines for depression, PTSD, and medically unexplained symptoms.
Multiple medically unexplained symptoms increase the likelihood of a co-existing psychiatric diagnosis, with as many as half of patients having an anxiety disorder, and two-thirds a depressive disorder.
Many high-use patients with medically unexplained symptoms have a syndrome characterized by minor but recurring symptoms that we call minor acute illness.
MCS is most useful to distinguish persons with medically unexplained symptoms (e.

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