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A step towards a new delimitation of functional somatic syndromes: A latent class analysis of symptoms in a population-based cohort study 2018

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by strategist, Mar 15, 2018.

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    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    A step towards a new delimitation of functional somatic syndromes: A latent class analysis of symptoms in a population-based cohort study 2018

    Marie Eliasen, Andreas Schröder, Per Fink, Svend Kreiner, Thomas Meinertz Dantoft, Chalotte Heinsvig Poulsen, Marie Weinreich Petersen, Lene Falgaard Eplov, Sine Skovbjerg, Torben Jørgensen
    http://www.jpsychores.com/article/S0022-3999(17)31227-8/abstract
     
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    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I find this worrying because these authors are proponents of the "bodily distress syndrome" and it sounds like they intend to create a psychological diagnosis that encompasses all unexplained states of multi-symptomatic illness. If you thought CBT/GET was bad, this has the potential to be ten times worse by redirecting a much larger number of patients with poorly understood health problems towards psychotherapy services, not to support, but to silence and marginalize (a previous study by one of the authors essentially asked doctors to refer frustrating cases). Judging from the CBT/GET situation, research funding will also be redirected towards worthless placebo therapies and fatally flawed studies that are done solely to keep the funding coming in and the psychological services running.

    Also see http://blogs.plos.org/mindthebrain/...y-for-whatever-ails-your-physician-about-you/
     
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    So what they are saying is, we looked at data from medical records of lots of Danish people and found quite a few had collections of symptoms that we can group in different ways. So let's call them all Bodily Distress Syndrome, and mess around dividing them into different groups, but really they are all BDS anyway.
     

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