Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS News' started by Dolphin, Aug 14, 2018.
From: Dr. Marc-Alexander Fluks
The chapter on 'health care provision' doesn't seem to cite anything after 2009, which looks a bit odd: https://repository.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/10369/6362/MThomas.pdf
In case of interest, here's her 2005 PhD submission: https://repository.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/10369/6362/MThomas.pdf
I noticed that also. Many of the citations seem quite old. Though I think I saw NICE 2018 and a 2015 article by Crawley. (Not that those indicate anything of course. Pardon my attitude.)
And NICE is really 2007, it was just accessed in 2018.
Yes, I noted that 2009 date too.
I'm sure it's just a coincidence that this is when some of the more serious biomedical researchers waded in and rolled up their sleeves.
Reading her intro, I think her heart is in the right place; but if she got her PhD in the early 2000s her ideas of the illness may well be fixed, even if she is compassionate.
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The first pages of the chapters can be read there.
This is the beguinning of the 3d chapter:
I'm wondering what "rehab courses run by @Action for M.E. " she's refering to.
Probably the Westcare week-long residential programme. Action for ME took over Westcare. Within a few years they had stopped offering their courses.
Well, I'm certainly not buying this to see what it's like. £50. No thank you.
And what the f*** is 'multi-convergent therapy'?
At only 92 pages, the price is even more astonishing.
The Table of contents suggests it is all about CFS.
Haven't read the rest of the chapter but that abstract is very out of date, the CMO recommendations are presumably from the report done in 2002(?)
Maybe she had one of them 'abundance' LP treatments by that Parker fellow and yelled 'STOP!' at her empty bank account a lot and this is how her healing process expresses itself.
To answer my own question, Multiconvergent therapy is a mix of CBT and GET.
Here's a paper from 2006 about a tiny trial done by the author of this book and others.
The effect of Multi Convergent Therapy on the psychopathology, mood and performance of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients: A preliminary study by Marie Thomas et al.
You can see a list of her other publications here. She doesn't seem to have published anything on CFS since 2009.
I have e-mailed Dr Thomas and invited her to send me a free review copy so I can review it for this forum.
Any idea what the "performance tasks" were anybody. Doubt it will be anything objective.
prancing around with a shopping bag maybe(?)
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