Medically unexplained symptoms


Medically unexplained symptoms can be extremely distressing and debilitating for patients, but they are often difficult to treat. In this podcast Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Richard Brown about his 'integrative cognitive' model of medically unexplained symptoms, and discusses the practical implications regarding treatment.


Date published: 29 September 2014

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Dr Richard Brown

Audio running time: 27 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


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


  • how medically unexplained symptoms can manifest


  • some of the psychological models and how to incorporate these into treatment


  • some of the psychology experiments involved in this area.


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