Psychological Interventions for Children with Functional Somatic Symptoms

Bonvanie, I.J. et al. The Journal of Pediatrics | Published online: 14 April 2017

Objective: To analyze the effectiveness of psychological treatments on symptom load and associated disability in children with functional somatic symptoms, and to explore potential moderators of effects.

Conclusions: Psychological interventions reduce symptom load, disability, and school absence in children with functional somatic symptoms. Future research should clarify which patient and treatment characteristics modify outcomes.

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