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How to get a referral

Who can refer you?

You can be referred to the Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics by:

  • your GP
  • a doctor at a hospital where you are examined
  • a psychologist

Approx. 300,000 people in Denmark are suffering from functional disorders, and around 15,000 are so ill that they need specialised treatment. At the Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, we can unfortunately only treat 200-250 patients every year. This means that we cannot treat all those who are in need of treatment.

Our goal is that everyone suffering from functional disorders should receive an offer of the best possible treatment. We are continually working on improving conditions for people suffering from functional disorders.

Referral criteria

A number of referral criteria need to be met in order for a doctor or a psychologist to make a referral.

Referral conditions may change depending on the ongoing research projects. We will always try to include as many patients as possible in our research. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to treat everyone who is in need of treatment.

Background for referral criteria

The referral criteria may sometimes seem rigid and unfair. This is because a large part of the treatment may also be used for research. You get the best and most precise research results when you compare different treatments of two patient groups that are relatively alike.

That means that there may be a rule that we do not invite patients older than 50 years of age, pregnant women or persons born outside of Denmark.

That does not mean that we do not want to treat a 51 year old patient or a person born in another country. It merely means that those are the conditions for the specific research currently being carried out.

Criteria may change and it will thus be possible to get a referral at a later stage.

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Revised 06.08.2013