Posts Tagged ‘medically unexplained symptoms’

Stress Illness and CBT

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Stress Illness (also known as Psychophysiologic Disorder or PPD) is one of the most common causes of Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS).  These are symptoms for which no link to a diseased organ or structure can be found after diagnostic testing.  Javier Escobar, MD and colleagues (1) at the Robert Wood Johnson medical school in New Jersey, USA, decided to try a treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for these patients.