Functional Somatic Symptoms and Syndromes in Children and young people – a Psychiatric Perspective
Volume 3 Issue 2 , pages 64-67
Published December 2017
M Elena Garralda
Imperial College London
Corresponding Author: M Elena Garralda – firstname.lastname@example.org
Functional symptoms are common reasons for paediatric consultations. When severe, continuing and impairing they may be expected to be linked to a psychiatric disorder. The paper outlines the nosology and the bio-psychosocial framework that helps understand the origins and maintenance of these disorders; it addresses management strategies.
Key words: Children, functional symptoms, psychiatric disorders, biopsychosocial formulations, management