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Human Studies

2020 Feb 10


Symptom Preoccupation in Fibromyalgia: Prevalence and Correlates of Somatic Symptom Disorder in a Self-Recruited Sample.


Axelsson E, Hedman-Lagerlöf M, Hedman-Lagerlöf E, Ljótsson B, Andersson E
Psychosomatics. 2020 Feb 10.
PMID: 32169307.


Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is characterized by a persistent and distressing psychological reaction to somatic symptoms. In pain disorders, the preoccupation with physical symptoms is associated with poor long-term outcomes. SSD may therefore be of use to identify and help chronic pain patients with particular needs.