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Doctors Whatmore and Kohli set forth their concept of functional illness, the underlying common denominator of which is a "physiopathologic state" termed by Thomas "dysponesis." According to their thesis, stimuli emanate from the premotor and motor cortex causing disturbances of skeletal muscles, which can be graphically detected by multichannel electrometrography. Simultaneously, subtle derangements occur, not only in visceral, but in cognitive and affective functions as well.
For the most part, the monograph is a closely reasoned presentation giving a rationale for the authors' treatment methods; regrettably, the evidence used to support the overall conclusions is based largely on unpublished data
The Physiopathology and Treatment of Functional Disorders. Including Anxiety States and Depression and the Role of Biofeedback Training.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:913–914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-6-913_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(6):913-914.
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