Fluoxetine Plus CBT for Somatic Symptom Disorder
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 15, Number 1, November 2017
PharmD candidate (2018)
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Somatic symptom disorder (formerly known as hypochondriasis) is pretty common, with a prevalence of 5%–7%, and is much more likely to afflict women than men, with a gender ratio of about 10:1. While both psychotherapy and SSRI treatment are helpful, there is limited evidence about the efficacy of combining therapy with medication. A new study sought to remedy this gap.