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NewScientist 6 Apr 2019 runs two articles on psychosomatic illness

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Hip, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Hip

    Hip Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The NewScientist magazine of 6 April 2019 contains the following two articles on psychosomatic / somatoform illnesses:

    It’s time to change our approach to 'psychosomatic' illness
    Doctors have started making sense of a group of mystery conditions where people experience symptoms, but medical tests suggest nothing is physically wrong.

    The illnesses caused by a disconnect between brain and mind
    A group of troubling disorders lead to very real symptoms, but tests suggest nothing is wrong. Finding out why is shedding new light on the nature of consciousness itself.

    I just wonder if anyone has a subscription to the NewScientist and could summarize these articles.

    Cover of NewScientist magazine of 6 April 2019
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    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Until evidence to the contrary appears, we should perhaps absolve the writer from responsibility for the belief in a disconnect between brain and mind. It would however be interesting to know the beliefs of the editor on this question.
     
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    Estherbot Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've posted screenshots to the original thread.

    Hope you find them useful @Hip
     
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