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Antidepressants and Somatic Symptoms: Therapeutic Actions Are Expanding Beyond Affective Spectrum Disorders to Functional Somatic Syndromes

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Antidepressants and Somatic Symptoms: Therapeutic Actions Are Expanding Beyond Affective Spectrum Disorders to Functional Somatic Syndromes

Stephen M Stahl. J Clin Psychiatry.

Abstract

Having expanded their original role as primary treatment for depression to preferred treatment for anxiety disorders, antidepressants are now emerging as potential therapeutic agents for many other disorders characterized by distressing or even painful somatic symptoms.

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