Cardiff - Understanding Medically & Neurologically Unexplained Symptoms (Apr08)

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Published on September 16, 2008

Author: ajmitchell



This is a talk given to a local conference in Cardiff in April 2008 concerning the importance of medically unexplained symptoms.

Medicine for Psychiatrists Conference Cardiff 2008 Understanding & Treating Medically Unexplained Symptoms Alex Mitchell Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry

Contents • Diagnostic Methods – Assumptions vs Diagnostic Accuracy • Classification of Medically Unexplained Symptoms – Common or rare? – Somatoform Disorders in DSMIV and ICD10 • The Clinical Significance of MUS – MUS in Primary Care – MUS in Secondary Care • Prognosis & Treatment of MUS – What do we know Clinical Features Unrecognised Recognised Uncertain Pathology

1. Introduction

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