Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
American Family Physician Journal
avatar
Anon_57995 posted:
subtitled: a peer reviewed journal of the American Family Physicians
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2000/0215/p1073.html

Very interesting reading!
Was this Helpful?
3 of 9 found this helpful
Reply
 
avatar
annette030 responded:
I read this along with part two of the article. Somatization is a psychiatric diagnosis and I have a real problem with the authors using chronic fatigue syndrome, FMS, and irritable bowel as examples of somatization and saying it is okay to "label" the patient's problems by using these diagnoses.

They also suggested using "benign" treatments, they mentioned using NSAIDs for this, NSAIDs are not benign. I was always taught not to play into a patients delusions, but to gently tell them the truth. I would need a lot more psychiatric information to deal with this problem.

Then I looked at the date of publishing, it was Feb. of 2000, twelve years ago. That is a long time as far as medical research goes.

Thanks for the link though, it was a good read.

Take care, Annette


Featuring Experts

David N. Maine, MD is the director of the Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Maine graduated with a degree ...More

Helpful Tips

want to know if anyone has gone threw the pain im having
got a bulgin disc between c5 c6 pain goes form my neck all down my spain threw my back... the lower part of my back is swollen.... have ... More
Was this Helpful?
2 of 13 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.