Mindy Kitei, CFS Central:
The social networking health site PatientsLikeMe recently commissioned a study by New Zealand psychologist Keith J. Petrie on "illness perceptions and their impact on health outcomes" in fibromyalgia and ME/CFS. Stated simply, this means that one’s “perceptions” cause the illness.
Petrie believes ME/CFS is psychological and has done several studies with Dr. Simon Wessely. The study was closed on February 6.
However, patients can withdraw from the study at any time, which is one reason I’m posting about this study now. Read more>>