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1

what can uncertainty lead to in the patients

- anxiety about missing diagnosis and causing harm
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2

why is uncertainty necessary

- It is often the reason patients present to healthcare services
- often why research is undertaken
- important in making sure that clinical investigates are thorough and systematic

3

What is the definition of medically unexplained symptoms

- Royal college of Psychiatrists - Physical symptoms without an obvious cause
- NHS - Physical complaints, such as dizziness or pain, that don’t appear to be symptoms of a medical condition

4

why do people with MUS experience stigma

MUS and their management are linked to the challenges associated with managing uncertainty in medicine, and people who experience MUS often experience stigma