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The High Cost of Medically Unexplained Symptoms

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Therefore, I propose that we save our health care system (whichever one we have) by focusing more on improving the quality of people's lives, reducing their level of mental suffering, and improving relationships, rather than continuing our inexorable search for THE DIAGNOSIS.   This could save us lots of money!


1. van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, van Oppen P, Adà r HJ, van Dyck R Randomised Controlled Trial of a Collaborative Care Model with Psychiatric Consultation for Persistent Medically Unexplained Symptoms in General Practice. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 2006, Vol. 75, No. 5 .

2.   Psychother Psychosom 2006;75:282--289 (DOI: 10.1159/000093949) .





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Lewis Mehl-Madrona graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residencies in family medicine and in psychiatry at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, Coyote Wisdom, and (more...)
 
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