chapter  25
Problem-solving
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Patients who attend primary care with multiple somatic complaints often face stress and problems in their daily life and do not seem to have the ability to resolve confl icts. This chapter briefl y explains the problem-solving approach which explores the problem areas, identifi es specifi c problems, considers alternative solutions, and suggests step-wise homework assignments for implementation. It provides ways to monitor progress within the context of a supportive relationship.