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  1. Functional somatic syndromes : one or many ?

    Article - En anglais

    We review the concept and importance of functional somatic symptoms and syndromes such as Irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome.

    On the basis of a literature review, we conclude that a substantial overlap exists between the individual syndromes and that the simllarities between them outweigh the differences.

    Similarities are apparent in case definition, reported symptoms, and In non-symptom association such as patients'sex, outlook, and response to treatment.

    We conclude that the existing definitions of these syndromes In terms of specific symptoms is of limited value ; instead we believe a dimensional classification Is likely to be more productive.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Somatisation, Trouble fonctionnel, Typologie, Classification, Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Revue bibliographique, Relation, Homme, Personnel sanitaire

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somatization, Dysfunction, Typology, Classification, Physician, Medical specialty, Bibliographic review, Relation, Human, Health staff

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0465178

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 22/03/2000.