Psychosomatic symptoms in adolescence

Med Clin North Am. 1990 Sep;74(5):1121-34. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30506-5.


This article provides the physician with an efficient and comprehensive method for the evaluation and management of adolescent psychosomatic symptoms in the medical care setting. The physician should make a firm statement of the nonorganic nature of the psychosomatic symptom, identify significant stressors, and provide strong recommendations for immediate action. Appropriate referrals should be arranged, and a follow-up visit to assess progress several weeks after the evaluation should be scheduled.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychophysiologic Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Stress, Psychological / diagnosis