Unravelling the myth: somatic symptom disorder

Date produced 23 October 2018

Register for this webinar and gain an understanding of the complex and little understood somatic symptom disorder.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Anna's story to be better equipped to:

  • identify practical strategies to deal with a person presenting with medically unexplained symptoms
  • recognise the importance of working with families who are carers for someone with somatoform disorders
  • identify approaches to collaborate with other health professionals to avoid unnecessary investigations and iatrogenic harm.

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.

  • Associate Professor Louise Stone (General Practitioner, Australian Capital Territory)
  • Professor Alex Holmes (Psychiatrist, Victoria)
  • Elizabeth Muldoon (Psychologist, Australian Capital Territory)


  • Dr Konrad Kangru (General Practitioner, Queensland)

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