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The Flip Side of Distractibility—Executive Dysfunction in Functional Movement Disorders, 2020, Huys, Edwards et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member (& Outreach when energy allows)

    Hampshire, UK
    Open access, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2020.00969/full
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  2. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    The authors didn't bother to perform any type of ROC analysis to see whether the test can actually discriminate between FND patients and controls. Hence this study is merely of "suggestive" quality.
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  3. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    These people are so damn weird. They dismiss symptoms for decades, then work their circular methodology and "discover" the same thing while framing it as entirely new and different. This is likely brain fog, which FND dismisses as, well, attention deficit, or whatever. Or anxiety. Or who the hell knows goes on in their head.
    Which, yeah, you'd find the same thing with people deprived of sleep, it takes abnormal levels of concentration to do basic things. Or with an acute illness. Or with most chronic illnesses that cause brain fog, people have literally been telling these people this for decades and here they somehow pretend they "discovered" it while giving it an alternative framing.
    The underlying problems are the same, but this here is a consequence of, not the cause of those other things. Good grief these people are so pedestrian and obsessed with the most trivial nonsense.

    Cognitive dysfunction is a much better name than brain fog, although it has too many connotations and potential for abuse by psychologists. Executive dysfunction is a subset of it. All of it is roughly the same concept that has been explained countless times by patients who were simply dismissed because brain fog is not a medical term, an incredible failure that is coming into focus thanks to Covid.

    These people are the exact type who are shocked to discover that people don't like pain and that chronic pain is therefore bad. Multiple times. Every time they will be shocked. Every time they will discover the same thing and they will be confused about it every damn time, no matter how many times they write the same paper with the same conclusions and the same expression of total surprise. It's like freaking Memento every day with these people.
  4. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    so when will the brilliant professor show us the proof of the existence of function disorders . writing that something exist with out showing evidence for it used to be classed as fiction in libraries and the publishing world . so what has changed in the real world that allows any idiot to claim expertise in this particular field of opinions trumping knowledge .
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  5. chrisb

    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    What's the problem with that "executive dysfunction" is a major cause of problems in ME?

    Executive - a person with senior managerial responsibility within a business or organisation.

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