Saturday, July 9, 2011
July 2011: RCGP, a.k.a. the Mrs Simon Wessely College tries to reclassify ME/CFS again
The RCGP tried to reclassify ME/CFS a few years ago from a neurological disease as classified by the WHO since 1969 into a psychiatric disorder, ignoring all the evidence that this is a severely disabling physical disorder. They had to reverse things after the ME Association and a few other ME charities stepped in.
Now on 8 July 2011, the RCGP are trying the same trick again, using the Oxford criteria, i.e. tired all the time, which has no relevance to ME/CFS as you can see in the picture below.
For those of you who don't know, Dr Clare Gerada is a London-based GP and Chair of Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is also the wife of Prof Simon Wessely whom I don't need to introduce.
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See also: ME/CFS: Mitochondria, not hypochondria; Professor of Psychology, Rhona Johnston shows that ME/CFS is NOT a psychological condition (on a UK Government website !!!) … a MUST READ
See also: The main characteristic of ME is an abnormally delayed muscle recovery after doing trivial things, if you don't have that, you don't have ME
See also: Dr. Hilary Jones, When you say, "ME is controversial", did you check that with Alison, Annabel and Sophia? Now, I'm sure you didn't, because all three died of ME. Yes you read that right, …
See also: Is ignoring clinical evidence The Way Ahead for the RCGP and Prof Christopher Ward ?