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Dutch ME/CFS Report with translations

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by MeSci, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I spotted this on twitter today. An English news site in the Netherlands has written about the report:
    Dutch News.nl - ME sufferers "being let down by healthcare system"

    In an official report, the Gezondheidsraad said the chronic condition was too often downgraded to ‘fatigue’ or a problem ‘between the ears’, while patients tended to be dismissed as attention seekers, NOS reported.
    ...
    The Gezondheidsraad said diagnosis of the condition was hampered by doctors’ preconceptions and tendency to regard it as a psychological issue. Patients with ME are often required to undergo behavioural or occupational therapy to qualify for benefits and health insurance, even though these treatments are often ineffective
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    Esther12, Sly Saint, MeSci and 4 others like this.

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