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Functional neurological disorders presenting as emergencies to secondary care, Beharry et al, 2021

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    PubMed abstract only at time of posting, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33426732/
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    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.
     
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    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 .
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    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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