Medically Not Yet Explained Symptoms Top 10 priorities

  1. What are the most effective treatment strategies for different symptoms of MNYES?
  2. How can clinicians collaborate effectively to form the most appropriate care pathway and service model to offer assessment and treatment for patients with MNYES?
  3. What are the most effective methods for training clinicians to diagnose and treat their patients with MNYES with compassion, empathy and respect?
  4. What outcomes matter most to patients with MNYES?
  5. What are the most effective ways to support patients with MNYES and their carers to live with their symptoms?
  6. How can the most appropriate treatment be selected, dependent on different MNYES symptoms, that a person with MNYES is most likely to benefit from?
  7. What symptoms are commonly reported by people with MNYES and what links them?
  8. What factors affect outcomes for MNYES?
  9. What strategies are effective at promoting awareness and up to date clinical knowledge about MNYES amongst healthcare professionals?
  10. Which self-management techniques are effective in MNYES?

The following questions were also discussed and put in order of priority at the workshop:

  1. What is the relationship between mental health problems and MNYES?
  2. What is the relationship over time between MNYES and known medical conditions and does that suggest some shared pathological process?
  3. What is the best practice to offer optimal care for patients with MNYES?
  4. What are current clinical attitudes and levels of knowledge about MNYES?
  5. What are the most effective physical treatments for different symptoms of MNYES?
  6. What are the most effective psychological treatments for different symptoms of MNYES?
  7. Why do symptoms of MNYES fluctuate?