International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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This commentary presents commonalities in medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) across multiple organ systems, including symptoms, aetiological mechanisms, comorbidity with mental health disorders, symptom burden and impact on quality of life. Further, treatment outcomes and barriers in the clinician–patient relationship, and cross-cultural experiences are highlighted. This discussion is necessary in aiding an improved understanding and management of MUS due to the interconnectedness underlying MUS presentations across the spectrum of medical specialties.
Guo, D., Sundram, F., Johnson, M., & Kleinstäuber , M. (2019). Evaluating commonalities between different medically unexplained symptoms. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 818. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050818