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January 1, 2023

J Gen Fam Med




Psychosomatic symptoms related to exacerbation of fatigue in patients with medically unexplained symptoms.


Hashimoto K, Takeuchi T, Murasaki M, Hiiragi M, Koyama A, Nakamura Y, Hashizume M
J Gen Fam Med. 2023 Jan; 24(1):24-29.
PMID: 36605910.


Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are common conditions that cause various somatic complaints and are often avoided in primary care. Fatigue frequently occurs in patients with MUS. However, the somatic and psychiatric symptoms associated with fatigue in patients with MUS are unknown. This study aimed to clarify the intensity of fatigue and the related somatic and psychiatric symptoms in patients with MUS.