Cognitive-behavioural group treatment for functional somatic syndromes


Dr Andreas Schröder talks to Dr Steven Moylan about the prevalence of functional somatic syndromes and the issues that currently exist with their diagnosis and treatment. He discusses the results of his recently published study, which indicate that a cognitive-behavioural group treatment is effective in the management of such syndromes.


Date published: 4 July 2012

Presenter: Dr Steven Moylan

Interviewee: Dr Andreas Schröder

Audio running time: 15 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the prevalence of functional somatic syndromes in Western European countries


  • the complications involved in treatment, including comorbid psychiatric symptoms


  • the effectiveness of group cognitive-behavioural therapy when treating functional somatic syndromes


  • the role of psychiatrists in shared care.


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