Sunday, October 2, 2011

Simon Wessely's "ME/CFS" research is like doing a study on Alzheimer’s disease by recruiting patients who are tired and depressed

CDC CFS Central: The other concern patients have is the name Chronic Fatigue. The patients contend that the name Chronic Fatigue promotes the misrepresentation of the disease—i.e., studying patients who are only tired and/or depressed but who don’t have ME/CFS.

 Examining the wrong cohort has been a big problem over the years, particularly with the psychiatric school headed up by psychiatrist Simon Wessely in England, and at CDC here in the U.S.

This muddying of the cohorts often results in findings that are meaningless.

 It’s like doing a study on Alzheimer’s disease but recruiting patients who are tired and depressed. Read more>>

See also: Harvard Medical School: EEG spectral coherence data distinguish chronic fatigue syndrome patients from healthy controls and depressed patients 
See also: The putative agent of ME/CFS can be transferred to monkeys 
See also: Almost 5% of ME/CFS patients contracted ME/CFS from a blood transfusion
See also: Cerebrospinal fluid profiles can differentiate between Lyme disease, ME/CFS and healthy controls
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: GET (graded exercise therapy) is torture for ME patients and directly contravenes the do NO Harm principle of the GMC

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any research you don't agree with must have used the 'wrong cohort'. How convenient!


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