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Sharing medical records: comparison of general psychiatric patients with somatisation disorder patients

  • Nick Goddard (a1), Morris Bernadt (a2) and Simon Wessely (a2)
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The responses of somatisation disorder (SD) patients to reading their main clinical summary were compared with those of general psychiatric patients, to assess whether the sharing of information and psychiatic opinion might help in the management of SD. Overall the SD patients responded favourably on 8 out of 11 measures; 28 of the 30 (93%) thought it was a good idea to have read the summary and 26 (87%) thought it had provided helpful information. Significantly more of the SD patients (57% compared with 27% of the general psychiatric patients) had their concerns about undiagnosed illness increase as a result of reading their clinical summary.

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Sharing medical records: comparison of general psychiatric patients with somatisation disorder patients

  • Nick Goddard (a1), Morris Bernadt (a2) and Simon Wessely (a2)
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