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BMJ Rapid Response: Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a meme? 18 June 2014

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Firestormm

    Firestormm Senior Member

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    Response to Dr Susan Blackmore from Dr Ellen Goudsmit (Reitred Health Psychologist): http://www.bmj.com/content/329/7472/928/rr/759996
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    Firestormm Senior Member

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    It's a bit weird that response from Ellen now I have read it. Ah well. I guess it makes the points... strange though..
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    I dunno, I thought it was pretty spot on :p
  4. lansbergen

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    Didn't Ris Weasel say the self employed don't get it because they can not afford to?
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    Yeah and when doctors or psychologists become ill they don't do CBT either.

    The psychobabblers have nothing to fear if it's really mind over matter as they can control their immune system with their all powerful positive thoughts that will kill pathogens more efficiently than high dose radiation.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8050655/ME-patients-banned-from-giving-blood.html
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-...nic-fatigue-syndrome-from-donating-blood.html

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/192814.php

    Strange that the mainstream media and health officials seem to love to spread the it's all in your mind ideas but get scared when their own health is at risk.

    The have nothing to fear, even when they get infected they can still do some CBT and GET.
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    In what way do you find it weird?
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    mmmm..... doesn't one call that 'faith healing' ??
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    I must have another disease then 'ME self employed variant' since I was self employed both in the run up to ME and for many years with it.
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  9. lansbergen

    lansbergen Senior Member

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    Same here.
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  10. chipmunk1

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    yes.

    faith healing is something that medicine considers to be ineffective and unscientific strangely.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith_healing

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    It has finally gone up: http://www.bmj.com/content/329/7472/928/rr/703896 :thumbsup:
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  12. Firestormm

    Firestormm Senior Member

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    Susan Agardy's Rapid Response now published: http://www.bmj.com/content/329/7472/928/rr/703896

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