DELPHI study 2018: Christina M. van der Feltz-Cornelis et al.: A European Research Agenda for Somatic Symptom Disorders, Bodily Distress Disorders, and Functional Disorders: Results of an Estimate-Talk-Estimate Delphi Expert Study
Functional Disorders and Medically Unexplained Symptoms – Assessment and Treatment. Edited by Per Fink and Marianne Rosendal :
This book is based on extensive research in assessment and treatment of patients with functional disorders and provides a thorough background to functional disorders as well as the etiology, classification and treatment of the disorders. The book primarily targets clinicians in primary care, nonpsychiatric specialties and other health care professionals.
Psychosocial Stress and Cardiovascular Disease in Women – Concepts, Findings, and Future Perspectives Edited by Kristina Orth-Gomer, Neil Schneiderman, Viola Vaccarino & Hans-Christian Deter
Not long ago, it was assumed that coronary heart disease mainly–or only–aff ected men. Now that CHD is recognized as a leading killer of women as well as men, numerous research studies have been made of its diverse presentations in women, causal factors, and possibilities for prevention and treatment.
Clinical guideline for general practice: Functional disorders, Danish College of General Practitioners 2013
This clinical guideline focuses on an issue which is central in the general medical work. Functional disorders are usually not a priority in the medical education, and many health professionals are therefore self-taught when it comes to patients with functional disorders. The intention with this guideline is to upskill the future treatment in the area, partly by giving the reader an update on the current knowledge on functional disorders, partly by conveying specific recommendations for assessment, diagnostics and treatment.
The guideline is primarily intended for GPs, but many elements can advantageously be used by other doctors, and the conveyed knowledge can furthermore be useful to a wider range of health professionals such as practice staff and professionals in social medicine. The guideline targets primary care and therefore does not describe the specialised offers available for specific functional syndromes and pain conditions.
In the guideline, the term functional disorder is used for a number of symptoms and illnesses with common features and is therefore described as a generic phenomenon and not according to organ localisation.
The workgroup has based its work on a systematic literature review with indication of level of evidence of the recommendations. In a lot of areas regarding functional disorders, the evidence however is still sparse, and we have in these cases chosen to also convey the workgroup members’ experience-based knowledge. It is our hope that knowledge and recommendations in this guideline can act as support in the clinical decision process where evidence as well as experience, clinical estimation and the patients’ wishes must be included in the final evaluation.
European guidelines for training in consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychosomatics: Report of the EACLPP Workgroup on Training in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics Wolfgang Söllner & Francis Creed Journal of Psychosomatic Research 62 (2007) 501–509
The Modena Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service, Italy M. Rigatelli & S. Ferrari The British Journal of Psychiatry (2004) 184: 268–269
Opening statement of the APM 2004 International meeting by Frits Huyse
General Hospital Psychiatry in the Netherland by Albert Leentjens