Angela Kennedy said...:
I'm sorry, but I have to disagree. The critical analysis of flawed research over the years, undertaken by both patients, and supporters like myself, has been vital. We have shown how entrenched psychogenic explanations are, and how flawed they are.
It has given people confidence in understanding some of the problems facing the community, and armed with that knowledge, many people are able to make choices, stand up to doctors, and not feel they are 'going mad' or that the illness is their fault - a common problem facing the community because of the entrenchment of flawed reasoning in medicine and psychology.
By all means look at other ways of advocating- but please do not trivialise the work of people like Gerwyn, Tom Kindlon, Suzy Chapman or myself. It's far more than just 'passion'.