Doctor Speedy and ME
in search of medical honesty
Doctors lying to payients with the serious neurological illness M.E. that they have a somatoform disorder seems to be standard practice.Doctors aren't the only ones who read re-educating, many nurse in this study seem not to know that M.E. is a neurological illness & view M.E. patients as malingering scum:http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=19161604'They have a change in their white count levels, they've usually had a virus, a recent viral infection that can trigger it...depression, I think it's all related to depression...all were middle class women, erm, between the ages 30 and 50...I don't think it's a real condition.'It's the copers and the non-copers...some people will cope with life and whatever you throw at them they will get on with it and some people can't cope.' 'you know what general like people are like, they're like skivers, err, wh-who pretend that they have all these things because you can get a lot of stuff on the internet now, so they present themselves with lots of these symptoms and you think ah maybe that person's got ME or, or, or something similar.' 'I think the money could be better spent. I do think this is the modern disease and we are spending a lot of money on it and yet there's people who can't get their hips done but we are spending more and more money on counselling services.' 'I don't think we should be taking on psychological problems...I'd be like – I'd be looking at the clock thinking, you know, we've all got problems...get over it. And that sounds really harsh.'
I wish someone would show this article to Prof Wessley http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/full/17/2/159
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