A patient with psychosomatic symptoms – Related resources

Cochrane reviews

  • New generation antibiotics and natural products seem to have limited effect in treating somatoform symptoms in adults when compared with placebo, but the efficacy of new generation antibiotics must be balanced against the relatively high rates of adverse effects [Evidence Level: D].


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