Primary care physicians commonly deal with patients who present with a somatic complaint for which no clear organic etiology can be found. This article discusses how a psychiatrist thinks about somatic symptoms (eg, pain, insomnia, weight loss and loss of appetite, fatigue and forgetfulness, sexual dysfunction) in a patient who might have depression. The management of a patient in whom no satisfactory medical or psychiatric diagnosis can be made is also reviewed briefly.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Medical Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Nov 2010|
- Sexual dysfunction
- Weight loss
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