´The authors confuse absence of evidence with evidence of absence. They are not the same. Absence of evidence may reflect insufficient research, inadequate technology, poor methods, flawed paradigms, closed minds, or lack of clinical experience;…´
Originally Posted by Neurochic
Not only that, this determination is made on the basis of absolutely no evidence base or objective testing.
I was thinking the other day how incredible a process it really is if a person who supposedly has´conversion disorder´presents with symptoms mimicking myasthenia gravis, for example, Marry Walker phenomenon of which they may never have previously been exposed to or heard about.
That a patient can take on 99% of a disease profile without prior knowledge of that disease is really quite an extraordinary phenomenon in itself!
How can we do such amazing things? Can we really be pre-wired to manifest such exact symptoms without actually having the disease itself or relative of it?! If this is so, where are
all the interesting research results, studies and reading to be found on the topic of how this process occurs?
99% MG symptoms + negative MG tests = widely accepted´accuracy´for not having MG disease
So I was looking for the tests with widely accepted accuracy for conversion disorder. Where ARE those objective tests?
Well…as usual, on a tangent I came across yet another
interesting & well written article, as an entity in itself, but also
if you read about the alternative forms of treatment recommended:
* (above quote from this link)