1. Epidemiology: prevalence, causes and consequences Francis Creed, Arthur Barsky and Kari Ann Leiknes; 2. Terminology, classification and concepts Peter Henningsen, Per Fink, Constanze Hausteiner-Wiehle and Winfried Rief; 3. Evidence-based treatment Francis Creed, Kurt Kroenke, Peter Henningsen, Alka Gudi and Peter White; 4. Current state of management and organisation of care Per Fink, Chris Burton, Jef de Bie, Wolfgang Soellner and Kurt Fritzsche; 5. Barriers to improving treatment Peter Henningsen, Christian Fazekas and Michael Sharpe; 6. Gender, lifespan and cultural aspects Constanze Hausteiner-Wiehle, Gudrun Schneider, Sing Lee, Athula Sumipathala and Francis Creed; 7. Medically unexplained symptoms in children and adolescents Emma Weisblatt, Peter Hindley and Charlotte Rask; 8. Identification, assessment and treatment of individual patients Francis Creed, Christina van der Feltz, Else Guthrie, Peter Henningsen, Winfried Rief, Andreas Schroeder and Peter White; 9. Training Per Fink, Kurt Fritzsche, Wolfgang Soellner and Astrid Larisch; 10. Achieving optimal treatment organisation in different countries - suggestions for service development applicable across different healthcare systems Francis Creed, Peter Henningsen and Richard Byng; Index.
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Francis Creed is Professor of Psychological Medicine, School of Community-Based Medicine, University of Manchester. Peter Henningsen is Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine, Technical University Munich. Per Fink is Professor of Functional Disorders, The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.