Medically unexplained symptoms

Medically unexplained symptoms occur when some people have persistent physical complaints that don’t appear to be symptoms of a medical condition or that have an obvious cause. These may include feelings of dizziness, depression, heart palpitations, feeling faint, pain, headaches and migraines.

The symptoms may last for a few weeks or longer and the doctor may not be able to find the cause. Usually, these uncomfortable feelings in the body get better on their own without a need for treatment. In some cases, however, they may persist. Often talking therapies such as cognitive behavioural therapy alongside prescribed anti-depressants may help.

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