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2022 Oct 22

J Psychosom Res


Internet-based emotional awareness and expression therapy for somatic symptom disorder: A randomized controlled trial.


Maroti D, Lumley MA, Schubiner H, Lilliengren P, Bileviciute-Ljungar I, Ljótsson B, Johansson R
J Psychosom Res. 2022 Oct 22; 163:111068.
PMID: 36327532.


Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is commonly encountered in health care settings. Cognitive-behavioural treatments have been most extensively studied, but they tend to have small effects of temporary duration. Emotional awareness and expression therapy (EAET) is a newly developed treatment for SSD, targeting emotional processing of trauma and conflict as a mechanism of symptom change. In an earlier uncontrolled study of self-guided, internet-administrated EAET (I-EAET), we found substantial reductions in somatic symptoms, prompting the need for a randomized controlled trial of I-EAET.