About us

Editors of PSS.com, on the photo from left to right:

  • Lineke Tak is a psychiatrist and researcher at the Specialist Center SOLK & Somatic Symptom Disorders at Dimence and has a PhD in the role of stress responsive systems in PSS and functional syndromes at the University Medical Center Groningen.
  • Birgit aan de Stegge was previously a neurologist and is now specialized as an elderly psychiatrist at GGNet with a special interest in PSS in the elderly, and sleep and movement disorders.
  • Maartje van den Berg is a pediatrician in the Haaglanden Medical Center and project leader of Polikliniek SAMEN: a regional collaboration between pediatricians, youth doctors and psychologists for children and adolescents with PSS. Maartje obtained her PhD in diagnostics and treatment of severe functional constipation in children.



On persistensomaticsymptoms.com we report about the news about Persistent Somatic Symptoms (PSS). We also invite guest writers who research or have clinical experience with PSS. This is an independent website. All documents that appear on this website are written in a personal capacity and do not represent the opinion of the editorial staff or the employer of the editorial members. Guest editors are always introduced at the bottom of their contribution.

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