Around half of all physical complaints with which people consult their family doctor have no organic cause. These are so-called functional complaints. If nothing physical is present, the psyche is usually suspected as the cause. But often neither psychotherapies nor psychopharmaceuticals lead to the desired success. What then? Do those affected not want to get better? Are they imagining the complaints?
Over the course of decades, we have gained a different view of the complaints, which leads to different therapy methods and also to gratifying changes.