Mental health

Pharmacological intervention for somatoform disorders in children and adolescents

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

Pharmacological interventions to treat somatoform disorders in children and adolescents should not be considered by non-specialized health care providers.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: LOW

Brief psychological interventions, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) should be considered to treat somatoform disorders in children, if adequate training and supervision by specialists can be made available.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

Active consultation with a mental health specialist should be considered in managing these conditions, when possible.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: LOW