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Prevalence and diagnostic distribution of medically unexplained painful somatic symptoms across 571 major depressed outpatients.

Authors
  • Fornaro, Michele
  • Maremmani, Icro
  • Canonico, Pier Luigi
  • Carbonatto, Paolo
  • Mencacci, Claudio
  • Muscettola, Giovanni
  • Pani, Luca
  • Torta, Riccardo
  • Vampini, Claudio
  • Parazzini, Fabio
  • Dumitriu, Arina
  • Perugi, Giulio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Publisher
Dove Medical Press
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
7
Pages
217–221
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2147/NDT.S17949
PMID: 21573083
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

PSSs are common in patients with MDE, especially among those patients reporting fewer somatic symptoms in general as opposed to those patients who exhibit more somatic symptoms (both PSSs and NPSSs) with lower relative number of PSSs. A major therapeutic implication is that antidepressant monotherapy could be used with more confidence in unexplained PSS patients than in NPSS patients because of the latter group's lower frequency of (sub)-threshold bipolar features.

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