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Simon Wessely Research & Related Quotes

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by Valentijn, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. arewenearlythereyet

    arewenearlythereyet Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes
     
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  2. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Simon Wessely is nothing more than a callous monomaniacal fantasist, who just will not accept that he and his grand idea are wrong, and causing great harm. He would rather perpetuate this cruel farce, than simply admit he botched it big time. He regards his ego and the fairy tales in his head as more important than our actual welfare and lives out here in the real world.

    You know, a coward.

    History will not be kind to him and his like minded colleagues. Nothing can change that now.
     
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    EzzieD Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Wow, amazing that one man can be responsible for so much idiocy over such a long period of time. Thank you for all your hard work on putting together this compilation, it really is compulsive trainwreck reading matter. It would be funny if it wasn't so harmful.
    Super-ironic considering that this lot have proved over and over that they have no common sense.
     
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    chrisb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    How about:

    "In addition we believe that understanding of the post viral fatigue syndrome has been hindered by doctors who suffer from the condition also researching it. Though medical training affords insight into the subjective effects of illness, it is axiomatic that objectivity is not similarly enhanced."

    Post viral fatigue syndrome: time for a new approach. David, Wessely, Pelosi
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/20028662_Postviral_fatigue_syndrome_Time_for_a_new_approach

    Is this not the source of the argument which was recently used against Gerraghty? It might be coincidental. I don't think Wessely played any part in that debate.

    EDIT I put this on the wrong thread. It was meant to be on the Wessely quotes one. Sorry.
     
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    large donner Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unbelievable!!

    "Unfortunately homosexual doctors who also study conversion therapy and the data of the therapy and the claims made by homophobic doctors have hindered the cure".
     
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  6. Valentijn

    Valentijn Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, that's a good one. I think I'll add a section for his quotes about patient involvement and open data :D

    He made a similar statement shortly after in a published letter, which isn't too surprising since he tends to recycle the bits he's especially proud of:

     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Good examples of just how ruthless a political manipulator Wessely can be.
     
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    Trish Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    ''but clinical research should be carried out by those without the inevitable, albeit unconscious, biases caused by suffering from this condition.''

    How about:
    ''but clinical research should be carried out by those without the inevitable, albeit unconscious, biases caused by building a career on a false theory.''
     
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    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    So a possible solution is to become an alcoholic or at least to have the drink at the end of a working day? Or is Wesseley saying indirectly how grand alcohol is for him? Indeed, it is a good antidepressant.
     
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    Valentijn Moderator Staff Member

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    I think he's saying that he's a moron who can't distinguish between correlation and causation, and who views absolutely everything in a psychological framework, no matter how ridiculous.
     
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    Inara Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    After reading all these statements I feel a certain amount of disdain for those people.
     
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    BruceInOz Established Member

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    That sounds like a very restrained response!
     
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