I came across this very interesting article called 'New syndrome links Anxiety and Physical Disorders' .
"Clinicians don't really give a hoot. You know, medicine's in a very arrogant state of mind right now. They really think everything evidence-based, and we've got to test for everything," he added.
"They're not really speaking to patients anymore because, what's the point? They've got the test. But the test doesn't work for diagnosing ALPIM syndrome."
"Dr Coplan believes that until ALPIM syndrome is recognized and accepted, patients will end up being treated solely for one of their physical comorbidities, rather than the underlying anxiety disorder.
"When we treat anxiety and mood disorder, it helps us sleep, it helps with stress, it stops the cytokine cascade...and so it will become a lot easier to manage."