Professor & patients' paper on the solvable biological challenge of ME/CFS: reader-friendly version
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"An exploration of the Impact of CFS & Implications for Psychological Service Provision" (2008)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Tom Kindlon, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member

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    This is open access.

    I just read this paper, after two people had highly recommended it (back in 2008!).

    Anyway, I'd recommend it also for those who are interested in understanding why living with ME/CFS can be so challenging, both before and after diagnosis.

    They interviewed 17 people and sympathetically reported on what they reported.

    Unfortunately, it will likely be too long for many people.

    Don't judge it by the abstract.

    http://sensoria.swinburne.edu.au/index.php/sensoria/article/view/4
     
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  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn WE ARE KINA

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    It looked very good from the psychological perspective. Basically it's completely contrary to the psychosomatic CBT/GET approach, though uncritical in accepting that CBT and GET are effective.
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just reading it - very interesting. I agree, uncritical of CBT/GET and the effectiveness of pschological therapy but otherwise insightful and sympathetic.
     
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    A.B. Senior Member

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    I'm still of the opinion that the main source of psychological distress in CFS and similar illnesses is psychology itself.

    No psychological explanations => no patient abuse or disbelief by "professionals", friends and family.
     
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  5. Ayaju

    Ayaju

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    Thanks, Tom! You rock!
    Judy
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    ;) How does that explain the Spanish Inquisition? Unknown disease => demonic possession or witchcraft => arrest and force confession. These kinds of reasoning are ancient. They are steeped in popular culture. The psych docs have institutionalized it though, so rather than abuse from ignorant peasants we get abuse from the new generation of Spanish Inquisitors.
     

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