To follow on from the hype around "medically unexplained syndromes". Is anyone aware of publications around delay in diagnosis where the patient presents to the GP with 'nonspecific' symptoms (or ones the GP doesn't know), or post-mortem diagnosis of disease, where the symptoms last >6 months. Ideally uncontroversial organic diseases, with objective tests your GP would understand, look up, see the symptoms, and be entirely happy with accepting as the cause of your mysterious symptoms. I've been unable to find such on pubmed despite moderate searching. Perhaps I'm being unimaginative and using the wrong keywords.