Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by JohnTheJack, Jul 10, 2019 at 1:01 PM.
May be of interest:
On Radio 4.
Looks interesting, separately neurasthenia and Simon wessely there
Mainly about safe to discuss historical diagnosis. Wessely got a lot of time to promote his theory on Shell shock. I thought there was recent research suggesting structural or functional brain change in shell shock but it didn’t cover that. Neurasthenia wasn’t connected to CFS at all and whilst the cultural explanations of neurasthenia were sort of laughed at, I personally don’t see much difference to Wesselys cultural explanation of shell shock and trauma or indeed CFS, what did he say once it was “the cultural metaphor or our time “ or something. Modern controversial diagnosis and classification such as CFS FM GWAS and ADHD , social anxiety, which some say are over diagnosed, weren’t discussed at all but would have been interesting.
They were probably best left out.
I’d quite like to hear open discussion on them tbh.
The issue is that this was a huge vehicle for Simon Wessely. There's no doubt in my mind he'd have got the last word.
The brain damage research on Shell shock
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