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What Is the Role of a Specialist Assessment Clinic for FND? Lessons From Three National Referral Centers, 2019, Aybek et al

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Hampshire, UK
    Paywall, https://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19040083
    Sci hub, https://sci-hub.se/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.19040083
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  2. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is a weird paper. Basically just listing a few cherry-picked services and concluding, without much supporting facts, that more would be useful. It's at least accurate in saying that there is an unmet need but not on the basis of a problem that needs to be solved and rather as a solution that needs to be explained the right way. It seems basically built on the same model as chronic fatigue clinics with a CBT/GET paradigm.

    It lists "lessons" but those pretty much just sound like a pitch by people who believe in psychomagic that there should be more employment in psychomagic because, uh, reasons. The lessons don't seem to have any connection to the data presented, it's purely aspirational. Reads more like PR with sciencey language than anything.
    This could just as well have been written by any pseudoscience practitioners pretending to make a case for why their pseudoscience should be more widely available because it already is available.
    TL;DR: give us job security for this thing we can't prove is of any use but we like it.
  3. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    wouldn't a range of comorbidities actually prove the so called diagnosis of fnd to be wrong . or are they having their cake and eating it again .when will they ever learn that medical ignorance and gross incompetence does not mean someone has a made up psych disease.

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