Bodily Distress Syndrome (BDS), Bodily Stress Syndrome (BSS) and Health Anxiety in Older Adults

  • Gabriel Ivbijaro
  • David Goldberg
  • Lucja Kolkiewicz
  • Todd M. Edwards
  • Clifton McReynolds
  • Igor Svab


Disorders of bodily distress or bodily experience occur across all age groups including older adults. Understanding this condition in older adults particularly in primary care is very important because over 25% of primary care consultations are accounted for by people who are aged 65 years and older and it significantly impacts caregivers. Treatment of BDS requires professionals from multiple disciplines who can effectively collaborate to optimize care.


Health anxiety Bodily distress syndrome Bodily stress syndrome Older adults 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriel Ivbijaro
    • 1
    • 2
  • David Goldberg
    • 3
  • Lucja Kolkiewicz
    • 1
    • 4
  • Todd M. Edwards
    • 5
  • Clifton McReynolds
    • 6
  • Igor Svab
    • 7
  1. 1.NOVA UniversityLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Waltham Forest Community & Family Health ServicesLondonUK
  3. 3.King’s CollegeLondonUK
  4. 4.East London NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  5. 5.Marital and Family Therapy ProgramUniversity of San DiegoSan DiegoUSA
  6. 6.ChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Medical FacultyUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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