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(Junk?) Wessely et al paper talking about revisions of ICD-10, DSM-IV, etc

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dolphin, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    [Sorry, this doesn't have much info. Apologies if this has been highlighted already somewhere or is not that relevant - I can't see the full paper so can't check what is being talked about, nor am I up-to-date enough to make a good guess. But I'm guessing what is said in the paper could be relevant to ME/CFS and/or others with what are sometimes called "medically unexplained illnesses".]

  2. xanadu

    xanadu

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    Dolphin, It's about conversion disorder (hysteria), which it distinguishes from somatoform disorders in the first para:

    Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to post it to the library as I have fewer than 100 posts.
  3. Dx Revision Watch

    Dx Revision Watch Suzy Chapman dxrevisionwatch.com

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    UK
    It's now in the Library.
  4. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Thanks for the full paper.

    They want to change the definition from the current situation:
    to:
    This could lead to more people getting the diagnosis, it seems to me.

    They also point out:
  5. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Imagine if they diagnosed CFS as a viral illness in this way:

    Bookmarked in the hope I'll find the time to read the whole thing in the future. Thanks.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    One can reply if one wants

    One can reply on the journal website if one wants:
    http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/eletter-submit/196/6/427

    Probably best to make it look like a letter by putting a reference. An easy one is the article[1] itself! Of course, websites can be put as a reference[2] also.

    References:

    [1] Kanaan RA, Carson A, Wessely SC, Nicholson TR, Aybek S, David AS. What's so special about conversion disorder? A problem and a proposal for diagnostic classification. Br J Psychiatry. 2010 Jun;196(6):427-8.

    [2] www.x.com

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