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How psychiatric referrals influence stigmatization in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Jason et al 2019

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    How psychiatric referrals influence stigmatization in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: An examination of American and British models

    Julia Terman, Joseph Cotler, Leonard A. Jason

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    Community Psychology in Global Perspective



    http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/cpgp/article/view/20653/17750
     
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    This is the question they used:
     
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    This is how stigma was measured:

     
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    Interesting. I saw several psychiatrists in the early years of my ME (late 1970s and early 80s), which, although I felt a bit baffled by the reason for the referrals, I found to be positive and interesting experiences.

    They were also a bit baffled by the referrals, and told me I wasn't suffering from any obvious psychiatric illness. The last one discharged me after just one session, and sent a note to my GP requesting that he refrain from referring me to different clinics in order to get whatever diagnosis he was seeking.

    Broadly, their message was, "I can see that you're ill, but I'm afraid I don't know why."

    If only more doctors were willing to say that.
     
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    So sample is not likely fully representative of the population. Whether this should matter in comparisons between the two countries, I'm not sure.
     
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    *Zdunek et al., 2015 derived their samples in different ways, so I don't think one can say much with confidence about whether British individuals experience more severe in symptomatology than Americans. In particular, we don't know that the British individuals in the current study were more severely affected than the Americans, from what I recall from this paper

     
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    Bang up job, Simon. You most definitely did not do good, any good at all.
     
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