CONTINUING THE PHILOSOPHY OF REGINALD O. KAPP

9.110 Medically Unexplained Symptoms               25.10.16

Reflections on the Tavistock and Portman Trust conference on 21.10.16 by John Kapp, 22, Saxon Rd Hove BN3 4LE, 01273 417997, johnkapp@btinternet.com





I congratulate the organisers of this conference, and gave speakers high scores on my feed back form. However, I regret that nobody had the courage to publicly call for the abolition of the title term ‘medically unexplained symptoms’ from the repertoire of diagnosis, together with the medical model on which it is based, and the overprescribing of drugs, for the following reasons.

1 The problem with ‘unexplained’

2 My question was not answered

3 Money allocated to mental health is not being spent on talking therapies

4 The real reason for the junior doctors strike

5 Recommendation. Cure the crisis with mindfulness courses

6 References

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