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 .
Criticism[edit | edit source]
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 
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An article in Positive Health stated that MUS will divert funding from mental health by wrongly including ME/CFS. .
A patient advocate has critiqued the basis and motive of the rollout of MUS in the UK .
The Journal of Health Psychology published 'Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) - The Need for Radical Reform' by Michael Scott which used the PACE trial as an example of inflated recover from psychological treatments concluded that the IAPT similarly had little evidence to justify the treatments even for psychological conditions .
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- 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'