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[Practice guideline 'Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) and somatoform disorders': a step in the right direction].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2011; 155:A3278.NT

Abstract

The Dutch multidisciplinary practice guideline 'Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) and somatoform disorders' provides information on non-specific somatoform complaints, hypochondriasis, conversion disorders and a limited number of specific functional syndromes. Much attention is given in the guideline to the role of doctor-patient communication and empathy in the treatment of patients with somatoform complaints. Two points may be criticised. Firstly, an undesirable side-effect of the Dutch nomenclature of unexplained symptoms is that it implies a duality of body and mind. Secondly, the value of screening for depression or an anxiety disorder as a secondary step in primary care is doubtful.

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Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen Medisch Centrum, afd. Eerstelijnsgeneeskunde, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. p.lucassen1@chello.nl

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PubMed ID

21426600

Citation

Lucassen, Peter L B J.. "[Practice Guideline 'Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) and Somatoform Disorders': a Step in the Right Direction]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 155, 2011, pp. A3278.
Lucassen PL. [Practice guideline 'Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) and somatoform disorders': a step in the right direction]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2011;155:A3278.
Lucassen, P. L. (2011). [Practice guideline 'Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS) and somatoform disorders': a step in the right direction]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 155, A3278.
Lucassen PL. [Practice Guideline 'Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) and Somatoform Disorders': a Step in the Right Direction]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2011;155:A3278. PubMed PMID: 21426600.
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