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g: Persistent Physical Symptoms and Anxiety about Health
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Many people who report distressing physical symptoms present to GPs with persistent worries about their health.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON PHYSICAL SYMPTOM PRESENTATIONS?

People often present to general and family physicians with a wide variety of physical symptoms. Physicians with their clinical skill and currently available technology are able to identify specifi c pathology in a proportion of their patients. Many other patients, however, have persistent symptoms without any identifi able abnormalities, despite the distressing nature of their complaints.