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Cognitive-behavioural group treatment for functional somatic syndromes
Dr Andreas Schröder talks to Dr Steven Moylan about the prevalence of functional somatic syndromes and the issues that currently exist with their diagnosis and treatment. He discusses the results of his recently published study, which indicate that a cognitive-behavioural group treatment is effective in the management of such syndromes.
Presenter: Dr Steven
Interviewee: Dr Andreas Schröder
Audio running time: 15 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
- the prevalence of functional somatic syndromes in Western
- the complications involved in treatment, including
comorbid psychiatric symptoms
- the effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioural therapy when
treating functional somatic syndromes
- the role of psychiatrists in shared care.
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