Actually, I don't have questions about this possible syndrome.
It was new info for me, and I posted it hoping that it may help someone else.
The link you posted has lots of info, as well.
I am curious if this is now a commonly- appointed diagnosis, or if it's still speculative.
I think it is a positive in that there is a specific method of successful treatment.
Possible patient disdain with the diagnosis, is that it is clearly a psychological disorder, is that MDs will not prescribe opiates for a psychosomatic diagnosis.
A big part of the treatment is to get the patient to relinquish the "sick role" and all pain management treatments.
The success rate for this treatment does speak quote loud as to the validity that this type of pain syndrome is, indeed, psychosomatic.
I would think that being thus diagnosed would be relief to sufferers, as there is much reason for hope of getting better.
The clinical challenge will be to get those effected to become psychologically intact enough to give up the attention seeking behavior that is a sad and pathological aspect of the aforementioned "sick role"
The sufferer must see the rewards of being well as desirable as the rewards she gets by being sick
Or the medical people will discover something physical is causing the symptoms, I can recall the olden days when asthma was considered an attention seeking behavior. Then reactive airways were discovered to be the cause.
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