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Psychedelic treatment of functional neurological disorder: a systematic review, 2020, Butler et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, May 22, 2020 at 10:47 AM.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Open access, https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2045125320912125
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Oh, are those problematic? Because they basically define all FND literature. In fact this is basically the recipe for how to conduct this type of research. As in every single one of the studies and experiments have those as prominent features. Every. Single. One. And then some, like switching outcomes, selective reporting, cherry-picking, weird philosophizing over how the results don't support the conclusions but the conclusions should still stand as aspirational or whatever.

    One thing for sure in this type of experiment participants will report having enjoyed the experience. It will not lead to anything useful but, hey, if people like it isn't that just the same as a cure? Of course not but let's argue the point anyway, this is conversion disorder, nothing matters and everything is made up.
     
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    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "We don't know how to treat these patients, so let's see if tripping out makes them forget about it. After all, we shut up lots of women in the 1970s and 80s by drugging them up with tranquillisers, and no-one criticised us for that – at least, no-one who matters."
     
  4. butter.

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    I think psychedelics should be looked at, they work on 5ht2a mostly, I think that this could be a player in me/cfs.
     
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