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  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Only seen the abstract, but there's still the odd sneering reference to this sort of thing from doctors/journalists, so thought it may be of interest.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25677210

    Looks like it's based on data from this RCT on 're-attribution' for FSS: http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...reatment-of-functional-somatic-symptoms.5445/
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Another thing not supported by the current study is the very existence of somatoform disorders. I am still waiting for a paper that proves they even exist.
     
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    Sean Senior Member

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    Or any other study.

    I wonder if that nice Finky-poos is going to let Karina go now, and even, you know, apologise?

    What a farce.

    :mad:
     
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    Esther12 Senior Member

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    OT: The other paper uses the FSS terminology. Just from this abstract it looks like he's using them interchangeably, but it's odd that he's gone back to somatoform from FSS a few years ago. (I also have a memory of reading a paper in the last few days that had somatoform as a sub-group of FSS, and now can't remember what that was. Maybe I did find the full paper for this? I've confused myself and don't think it's worth checking up on.)
     
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    I read the Abstract 3 times and I still don't get it. Seems a colossal waste of monies that could be better spent explaining "unexplained medical symptoms".

    "Somatoform" needs to die of starvation. :woot:
     
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    Isn't this a tautology, I mean if you believe it is a 'physical' disease, then it isn't somatoform? So patients share the beliefs of the psychiatrists because no one knows any better...
     
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    Its the island of Mauritius, circa 1650, and the dodos are running around pretending all is fine. Trouble is every so often yet another boatload of hungry sailors lands. Somatoform disorders will go the way of the dodo, but we don't know when. Meanwhile the dodo is convinced everything is fine. They aren't being served up for dinner today, so it will never happen.
     
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    Go the way of the dodo, you say?


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