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Virtual Reality-Delivered Mirror Visual Feedback and Exposure Therapy for FND..., 2019, Bullock et al

Discussion in 'Other psychosomatic news and research' started by Andy, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

    Hampshire, UK
    Full title: Virtual Reality-Delivered Mirror Visual Feedback and Exposure Therapy for FND: A Midpoint Report of a Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study

    Paywall, https://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19030071
    Scihub, https://sci-hub.se/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19030071
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  2. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    This is weird. It's a small trial with few data points, statistical analysis should be pretty straightforward. What's the point in publishing this besides being able to bring forward their personal preference about what they hope the results to be? You can't submit an unfinished paper in school where you just leave a note saying you'll finish it later. That's not how any of this works.
    Just call it anxiety disorder, then if it's what you're studying. That's fine. No need to use a fake category that pretends it's not what it is.
    That has nothing to do with neurology. Clearly actually studying anxiety, nothing at all to do with what people pretend FND is. This whole category is such a mess of deceit wrapped in false pretenses.
    sea, Amw66, Mithriel and 1 other person like this.
  3. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Pilot studies like this aren't about testing efficacy.
  4. James Morris-Lent

    James Morris-Lent Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    United States
    Reminds me of treatment mentioned in some Oliver Sacks book for 'phantom limb' in amputees. I recall the vignette being very bullish on mirror therapy, but wikipedia says that this has not panned out, unfortunately.

  5. Mithriel

    Mithriel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    A friend's grandfather lost a leg in the. He had a mirror he used when he felt phantom pain that uncramped his lost leg. The family too it for granted :)
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