Cognitive behaviour therapy has role in treatment of medically unexplained physical symptoms

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.147a (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:147
  1. Steve Williams, General practitionera
  1. a The Garth Surgery, Westgate, Guisborough, Cleveland TS14 6AT

    Editor—As a general practitioner and cognitive behavioural therapist, I was encouraged by the message in Mayou and Sharpe's editorial on treating medically unexplained physical symptoms.1 Training doctors to extend themselves beyond the classical medical model and to think simultaneously in physical, psychological, and social terms has been central to vocational training in general practice from its inception. Identifying physical problems is the main part …

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