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Psychology Today - CF Patients: More Research Backing You Up

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Cheshire, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is another article part of the new narrative that seems to be emerging.
    It uses the recent results of Georgetown University to quickly describe the new landscape of ME/CFS, (references to the drop of GET in US guidelines, to David Tuller's work and @Tom Kindlon 's review of harm due to CBT/GET, to recent research...). Nice!

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blo...ic-fatigue-patients-more-research-backing-you

    And YES the Chronic fatigue title is not that nice...
     
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    Valentijn Not a moderator

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    Meh. Not bad, but it'd be a lot better if the author had any idea what she was talking about :p It reads like a school report on a subject the student is completely disinterested in. She does make a few useful points though, and it's good to see PEM sort of mentioned:
    And any recommendation against GET is worth its weight in gold:
     
  3. strategist

    strategist Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Doesn't Psychology Today have a record of writing poor articles? This seems like a clear improvement.
     
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  4. Cheshire

    Cheshire Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Very uneven.

    They publish articles + blogs for which they have no editorial responsabilities.

    So they've got nice posts from Tony Bernhard focusing on dealing with ME on a daily basis, one or two papers from Allen Frances criticising the psychologisation of badly understood diseases, ordinary articles by not so well knowledgeable journalists (sometimes good and sometimes less good) and at the same time the ugly blogs from Edward Shorter...
     
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  5. Maria1

    Maria1 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I find the articles (eta in Psychology Today) easy to read, although hit and miss in quality. I find them helpful for explaining things on a very basic level, and I have to say I think this article does well for that.

    I also know from my own experience that Psychology Today comes up a lot in google searches when I search for stuff on mental/ emotional health.

    I’d be happy if someone who knew nothing about ME/CFS came across this article first, in a psychology magazine, rather than a ‘it’s all in their head’ type article.

    Edited for typos
     
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  6. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Definitely a good sign if this is the sort of article which is now being written by seemingly non-specialist writers after they search around on the internet.
     

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