Important aspects of chronic management are to maintain a collaborative doctor-patient relationship - this involves finding common ground, agreed goals and mutual respect - and using a rehabilitation model - focusing on improving functioning - while not giving in to the pressure to seek endlessly a physical diagnosis. The disorder is difficult and complex for both patient and doctor, who often share feelings of frustration, guilt and anger.
|Translated title of the contribution||Somatising disorders|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2008|