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Rethinking childhood adversity in chronic fatigue syndrome

Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS Research' started by Cheshire, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    James E. Clark, Sean L. Davidson, Laura Maclachlan, Julia L. Newton & Stuart Watson

    MEA just published a summary review of this article we previously discussed:

    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...childhood-adversity-in-mecfs-30-october-2017/


    Reminder: ABSTRACT

     
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    "... childhood adversity is far more likely to be associated with major depressive disorder than in the causation of ME/CFS.”

    Give the geniuses the Nobel Prize. :banghead:
     
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    There are huge issues with childhood adversary studies that look retrospectively at adversity. It is easy for people to link incidents when told to look back and find reasons for being ill
     
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    Absolutely, @Adrian. If they can't identify a pathogen as the causative agent, then they need to "blame" someone. It's like a witch hunt. Who does it help? Who does it serve?

    Are they going to screen people and only let good enough people breed? Can they protect children from bereavement, bullying, illness and accidents?

    Are they going to identify children at risk of "Childhood Adversity" and provide early intervention therapy?

    NO THEY ARE BLOODY NOT! Because no one will pay for it.

    These studies are witch hunts that seek to blame the sufferers of Depression, ME and similar conditions - even though the sufferers are victims of childhood circumstance.
     
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    Dolphin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    MEA Summary Review: Rethinking Childhood Adversity in ME/CFS

    ME Association

    "This new study demonstrated that if you remove comorbid depression from the picture, the prevalence of childhood adversity in ME/CFS patients is significantly lower than previously found (17% compared with 66%).


    "Meaning that childhood adversity is more likely to be associated with the development of depression and should not be considered a primary risk factor for ME/CFS."


    Visit our website blog to view online or download the full review of this new study.


    #MECFS #Research #Newcastle



    http://www.meassociation.org.uk/201...childhood-adversity-in-mecfs-30-october-2017/
     
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    Cheshire Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Blog post about it (Paul Whiteley):

    https://questioning-answers.blogspo...d-adversity-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome.html
     
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