"By DAVID TULLER
Published: May 30, 2008 in The New York Times.
Leonard Jason is a professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago and the director of the university’s Center for Community Research. He is on the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee to the federal Department of Health and Human Services and is a board member of the International Association for CFS/ME, an advocacy group.
Q: How much would you associate the skepticism with the name “chronic fatigue syndrome,” which is used in the United States, instead of names like “myalgic encephalomyelitis” or “myalgic encephalopathy,” which are more common in other countries?
A: The name is unfortunate. It’s a terrible name, because fatigue is the focus and that is differently experienced by people who are healthy than by people who have this illness. I do think if we called bronchitis or emphysema “chronic cough syndrome,” you’d probably have very little respect for those people, but ………….."
Myalgic encephalopathy is just another name from the psycho ramblers to GET ME reclassified by the WHO as that name doesn't exist and so hasn't been classified as yet, so if you ask me what th best name for ME should be, well simple, there are two choices,
1. either keep the name ME as in meaning Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or
2. as a tribute to that great doc call it Ramsay's disease and all the silly psycho ramblers can go back to where they belong, ie locked up in a mental institution.....
or isn't that where they work and what psychiatry is all about, seeing people with mental health problems instead of seeing neuro diseases, I would say that professor CBT wanted to be a neurologist but failed all his applications so he is simply using a good paying back door, wouldn't you ?????
And if you want to know how good CBT for ME is, just have a look at the following cartoon, says it all......
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Learning Firsthand About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME ..
"By DAVID TULLER