Tag Archives: MUS

A psychiatrist’s perspective: Medically unexplained syndromes: IBS, FM & CFS

Article abstract: Medically unexplained syndromes: irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue, by Jason Luty in BJPsych Advances [Published online: 6 June 2018] This is a review of three of the more common medically unexplained syndromes that present for treatment to liaison … Continue reading

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House of Lords debate on MUS – Countess of Mar & Lord Hunt speak out for ME/CFS

They work for you transcript of House of Lords debate, 4 July 2017: Medically Unexplained Symptoms The Countess of Mar To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring the implementation by Clinical Commissioning Groups and hospital providers of … Continue reading

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ME classified as a medically unexplained mental health issue by GPs & psychiatrists

The Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health has published: Guidance for commissioners of services for people with medically unexplained symptoms The term Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) refers to persistent bodily complaints for which adequate examination does not reveal sufficient explanatory … Continue reading

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Junior doctors’ experiences of managing patients with MUS

Research abstract: Objectives:  To explore junior doctors’ knowledge about and experiences of managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) and to seek their recommendations for improved future training on this important topic about which they currently receive little education. Design: … Continue reading

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Factors associated with chronic pain & fatigue in general public

Research abstract: Highlights: Chronic widespread pain and chronic fatigue commonly co-occur, share similar risk factors and are considered by some to be part of the same disorder. In this study not all putative associated factors were commonly associated with both … Continue reading

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Managing medically unexplained symptoms

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are the presenting symptoms in a significant number of medical consultations in the UK. In many cases, the outcome is unsatisfactory for both the doctor and the patient. This may be partly due to the ongoing … Continue reading

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CFS patients want name to reflect physical symptoms

Research abstract: OBJECTIVE: Medically unexplained symptoms/syndromes are common, highly distressing and are often associated with profound disability. One of the controversies surrounding this area relates to which umbrella term should be used to group such symptoms. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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