Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Sep 1, 2018.
Open access at https://www.hindawi.com/journals/prm/2018/9014232/
I was about to post this myself, but saw that @Andy had already done it.
One of the authors, Egil Fors, is known for a psychosomatic approach to ME and have claimed things like: With a diagnosis as ME, it is easy to believe one is sick and thus choose benefits"
From an interview with a women's magazine a year ago (my translation)
Functional disorders, also called complex disorders, is the collective term for several diagnoses that don't fit into the division between physiological and psychological illnesses, as fibromyalgia, whiplash and chronic fatigue syndrome.
- We who work with this believe it is a bit old-fashioned to divide illness and suffering. These conditions are biopsychosocial illnesses, which is a combination of biological, social and psychological factors, says Fors.
I am not sure if this study suggests he is about to change his mind. Probably not.
Previous research from this team is discussed here:
With a diagnosis of MS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, etc it is easy to believe one is sick and thus choose benefits. So ME is no different in this regard.
What they really want to say is that ME is not a real illness.
Muddled brain, tried to find anything about severity of patients?
Not surprising, this test didn't give those results. Had they repeated the test a second day, I'm sure the result would be different. The partispants probably was rested and as well as they could showing up at the lab.
I've fallen over, trying to talk and walk at the same time, when very ill. But for years with less symptoms burden that didn't happen.
And they used Fukuda-criteria, so patients selection may not be representative.
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