Discussion in 'Psychosomatic research - ME/CFS and Long Covid' started by Andy, May 19, 2018.
If you really want to, the rest can be read at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5939995/
Seems a bit odd that all their claims are unreferenced.
Given the origin, maybe not so odd.
Considering who the authors are, I don't find it odd at all.
ETA: Cross-posted with Barry.
While I think of it, @dave30th , might be of interest to you?
Well, as a cruel and unusual punishment to myself, I've just read it. What a patronising and simplistic document.
Not a word about what to do if their magic and un-evidenced (they admit this) treatments don't work.
As for the statement in the opening paragraph:
Words fail me.
It doesn't read like a scientific document.
"Post exertional malaise is a particularly useful symptom"
Try it yourself and see EC. And yes, I know it's not quite how you meant it, but crass however you look at it.
I see it's from last September, but we don't seem to have spotted it then. Well spotted, @Andy.
It isn't. But I think part of that is that it is another example of a senior partner not bothering to read what is published in their name.
Not new (2016, published 2017)but thought it worth adding here:
Practical Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in Childhood
Amberly Brigden, Maria Loades, Anna Abbott, Joanne Kendall-Boyd, Esther Crawley
Department of Psychology
pdf of full thing here :
(thought this was of interest at end):
USEFUL FURTHER READING
Action for ME’s webpage on children and young people https://www.actionforme.org.uk/children-and-young-people/introduction
Burgess M, Chalder T.
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques.
London: Robinson; 2009.
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): Diagnosis
and management of CFS/ME in adults and children (NICE guidelines CG53).
London 2007 2007. CG53.
Report to the Chief Medical Officer of an Independent Working Group
Separate names with a comma.