Medically unexplained physical symptoms

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Medically unexplained physical symptoms (MUPS or MUS) are symptoms for which the doctor is unable to find a cause.

MUS or MUPS are known also as Functional Somatic Symptoms (FSS) or Bodily Distress Syndrome (BDS) There is currently an PROSPERO systematic review being undertaken by a number of authors including Peter White into MUS [1].

Criticism[edit]

The whole MUS concept has been criticised especially with wrongly including the neurological disease of ME.

The inclusion of ME/CFS under MUS has been heavily criticised [2]

NOTE THE KEY POINTS FROM FORUM

An article in Positive Health stated that MUS will divert funding from mental health by wrongly including ME/CFS. [3].

The Countess of Mar has asked questions about the problems of MUS and ME/CFS in the House of Lords. [4].

Dr James Coyne has found that Peter White did not disclose his financial interests with insurers for the PROSPERO review [5].


Talk and interviews[edit]

Learn more[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.asp?ID=CRD42015025520
  2. http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/mus-pps-services-and-integration-into-nhs-primary-care-whats-happening-across-the-uk.48710/
  3. http://www.positivehealth.com/article/cfs-me/medically-unexplained-symptoms-diverting-5-year-funding-from-mental-health 'Medically Unexplained Symptoms’ - [Diverting 5-Year Funding from Mental Health'
  4. http://www.meassociation.org.uk/2017/07/countess-of-mar-and-lord-hunt-defend-mecfs-in-lords-debate-on-medically-unexplained-symptoms-05-july-2018/
  5. https://jcoynester.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/undisclosed-conflicts-of-interest-in-a-systematic-review-protocol-of-interventions-for-medically-unexplained-symptoms/


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