The 12th Invest in ME Research Conference June, 2017, Part 2
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The Mindbody Syndrome (TMS) forum talk about Jen Brea Tedtalk

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by slysaint, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. slysaint

    slysaint Moved to https://www.s4me.info/index.php

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    Never heard of this as an actual illness before(?) TMS ?

    "Viewed a Ted Talk where the presenter, Jennifer Brea, spoke of her condition called, CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or Myalgic encephalomyelitis. Very moving, a good speaker, some of the audience was in tears. She presented her illness, from onset to current day. It struck me as something that is so like the classic TMS suggested by Sarno and others following, but she clearly did not believe that this is a creation of her brain but has some other means of physical creation, that has yet to be determined."

    http://www.tmswiki.org/forum/threads/cfs-e-g-myalgic-encephalomyelitis.16973/
     
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  2. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    They have some hardcore psychobabble going on:

    Freud was an evil genius is all I can say.
     
  3. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Freud gave society a new mythology. Its about belief, not evidence. There are reasons I and others have talked about psychobabble cults. Magic and unfounded conviction are alive and well in this age of science and reason.
     
  4. bombsh3ll

    bombsh3ll Senior Member

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    I was on top of the world when I suddenly came down with ME. Everything in my life was going well and I had no real problems. I don't believe I did anything in my mind either consciously or subconsciously to cause this, nor that I can mentally will it away either. I know this type of approach appeals to some people but it skates pretty close to implying people remain unwell because they have the wrong mental attitude.
     
  5. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    TMS is Tension Myositis Syndrome, something that Dr. John Sarno made up in the 1970's.
    http://www.tmswiki.org/w/index.php?page=The_Tension_Myositis_Syndrome_Wiki
    http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/An_Introduction_to_Tension_Myositis_Syndrome_(TMS)
     
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  6. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Jennifer Brea? Isnt she something to do with a film on ME and Unrest? I didnt know she was coming form a psychobabble angle am I missing something?
     
  7. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    @slysaint, interesting (and creepy) find, but I think they mention the TED Talk and not Unrest (re: your title)?
     
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  8. Joh

    Joh Inactivist

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    Jennifer Brea co-founded MEAction (and co-created MEpedia and Millions Missing), made a TED Talk and the movie Unrest (both about ME). She's fighting for biomedical research and more funding.

    Her TED Talk was very successful (viewed over 1.3 million times I last checked and translated into 26 languages) and @slysaint found people in a psychobabbler forum talking about the TED Talk and that they think all of our ME symptoms fit some invented psychobabble illness called TMS. And that Jen and ME patients in general are delusional and don't want to face that they are mentally ill. So just the usual stuff. :) Apparently they didn't really listen and understand the TED Talk at all because it's about the problems and dangerous consequences of psychogenic explanations for organic diseases.
     
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  9. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    Internet chatter is often gossip plus anonymity, so it often brings out a certain type of person.
    That is the same sort who will chirp that a victim of crime "shouldn't have been out jogging in a park", someone who gets sick "should have had a healthy lifetsyle" (even if the illness had zero lifestyle component), etc, etc. The same types scream blue at the slightest inconvenience to themselves. They might like to say "you have defective genes and need to be cleansed from society" but are afraid of stating that openly.
     
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  10. Large Donner

    Large Donner Senior Member

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    Thanks for explaining that.
     
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  11. IreneF

    IreneF Senior Member

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  12. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Ya think! :bang-head:


    It is also known as DDKWWS (Doctor Doesn't Know What's Wrong Syndrome) and DDGADS (Doctor Doesn't Give A Damn Syndrome).
     
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  13. Skycloud

    Skycloud Senior Member

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    Good grief, give me strength!
    TMS = Too Much S...
     
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