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F45.4 Persistent Somatoform Pain Therapy and prognosis

Once diagnosis is completed the outpatient treatment on regular basis by one interested physician has to be carried out.

Patients have to be reassured that the treatment continues if there is some improvement.

Those with pain-prone reaction to distress are described to have poor or transient improvement.

Patients with comorbid depression may improve with antidepressant medication.

Treatment with any type of the pain disorder subtypes needs to be multidisciplinary and multidimensional from the onset.

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