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May 21, 2019

Frequent Attenders, Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Overdose, Addiction and Personality Disorders


Dr James Stallard
Dr Stallard has a specialist interest in the interface between physical and psychological illness, management of mood disorders and anxiety and the Psychological effects of...


Functional, or medically unexplained, symptoms are some of the most complex and controversial problems presenting to clinicians. Overuse of opiates for pains which never get better, demands for operations which aren't necessary and long stays in hospital. How does a psychiatrist working on the frontline of the NHS steer treating teams and patients towards better outcomes?