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A Blast From The Past: A Review By Maryann Spurgin, Ph.D.

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Nielk, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Nielk

    Nielk

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    Maryann Spurgin, Ph.D., graciously gave permission to MEadvocacy to share her 1997 review of Mark Demitrack's and Susan Abbey's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Integrative Approach to Evaluation and Treatment. Although originally written 19 years ago, it is very relevant to what is still happening today, with the way that the Wessely school of psychs try to somaticize the biological disease ME.


    It goes into elegant and ingenious interpretation details that will make you scratch your head and think “was this really written 19 years ago?”

    Please read the blog here -http://www.meadvocacy.org/a_blast_from_the_past_a_review_by_maryann_spurgin_ph_d
     
  2. Sing

    Sing Senior Member

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    Just read it. This is absolutely terrific. Finally a logical analysis of all the illogic in those psychiatric interpretations.
     
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  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member

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    Should be pointed out Demitrack has subsequently stated (in a formal paper, in 2006, IIRC,) that he thinks the psychs are going too far, and are reading way too much into the evidence.

    Wouldn't assume he is a member or even ally of that school of thought anymore.
     
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  4. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Mostly it made me scratch my head and think "How are these fraudsters still getting away with this?"
     
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    dancer Senior Member

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    This was brilliant, and so clearly laid out. Made me happy for the many wise people who have been pointing out the truth for years...and made me sad that so few have listened - STILL, all these years later.
     
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    halcyon Senior Member

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    Sounds very similar to a certain recently proposed study.
     
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  7. Sidereal

    Sidereal Senior Member

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    Reading stuff from the 1990s depresses me because it's a stark reminder of how almost nothing has changed.
     

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