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Quarter of Parkinson's sufferers were wrongly diagnosed, says charity

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by rvallee, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It is an actual, current and effective, belief in many corners of medicine that presenting with a large number of symptoms is itself undeniable evidence of psychogenic disorder. This is the natural, guaranteed, outcome of this belief system.

    All too familiar:
    Psychogenic-obsessed medical guidelines create this outcome, guarantee this outcome:
    It's way past time to seriously look into the harmful impacts of the various psychosomatic beliefs used in medicine and how they create those negative outcomes. The mantra in the various psychosomatic models, whether BPS, MUS, FND or any other similar nonsense, is that there are no negative impacts whatsoever and therefore zero risks.

    This is obviously not only wrong but immoral. The issue is always brushed aside, no one ever wants to look because it will reveal just how massively misguided this hysteria-of-the-gaps ideology has been, amounting to tens of millions of people whose health care was inappropriate because of those irrational beliefs.

    Diagnosis remains by far the hardest part of medicine. This idea that diagnosis can safely be done with zero effort and based entirely on beliefs about psychology is an enormous and ongoing failure.
    zzz, Joh, merylg and 23 others like this.
  2. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Psychology may yet be the key to overcome the problems in the area of functional diagnoses.

    If we can find a way for doctors and patients to be more comfortable with admitting they sometimes they just don't know, that it's better to maybe wait and observe for a while, that drug interactions or side effects can cause disease, or that limited money and time is forcing them to ration tests then they can drop this farcical idea of psychogenic illness. Or at least apply with accuracy where it's a correct explanation.
    ahimsa, Kitty, Trish and 10 others like this.
  3. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The belief barrier can be deadly. When one's physicians "see" a psychological condition where a serious progressive disease actually exists.
    alktipping, rvallee, feeb and 8 others like this.
  4. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    surprised they have only a 25% figure for wrong diagnosis since the average is 36% wrong diagnoses across the board any other industry with such failure rates would of course cease to exist . you have to remember the whole medical industry came from charlatans selling hope to the desperate . unfortunately the profession is still full of people assuming knowledge they do not have . I ask why as a so called caring profession that they do not have any branch devoted to increasing research into the rather large areas that have been neglected .
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