Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Jan 12, 2021.
PubMed abstract only at time of posting, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33426732/
No consideration of the possibility that these patients have currently unrecognised physical disorders?
The single most predictable feature of FND et al papers is how they studiously avoid mentioning this fatal problem with their claim.
surprises me that they say one in ten when so many seem to be in a rush to give this meaningless diagnosis out of ignorance or laziness .
I guess one in ten is an improvement from the 45-50% that is claimed by the NHS for medically unexplained symptoms. If they keep whittling that number down soon enough it will be effectively zero.
"Medically unexplained symptoms are common, accounting for up to 45% of all GP appointments and half of all new visits to hospital clinics in the UK."
It bears repeating that doctors treating myotonic dystrophy complain that it is missed too often by neurology departments. When someone obviously has the disease the whole family has the gene test and all too often it is found that older members have the disease but it was dismissed by neurologists (It gets worse through the generations)
I also wonder about all these diseases of repeats in the gene code. If you have x amount of repeats the test is negative but if you have x+1 then you do.
How many of those dismissed as FND have a genetic disorder?
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