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CFS: is the biopsychosocial model responsible for patient dissatisfaction and harm? (eLetter)

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  1. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    http://bjgp.org/content/66/651/511.2
    eLetter to British Journal of General Practice by Peter Campion
    DOI: 10.3399/bjgp16X687229 Published 1 October 2016

    About eLetters:
    (ETA: thread on the article by Geraghty and Esmail here.)
     
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    Effi Senior Member

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    Next to that eLetter is another eLetter, by our very own @nasim marie jafry
     
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    Glycon World's Most Dangerous Hand Puppet

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    (1) For some time now, BPS has been the dominant model only in SOME countries.

    (2) It's not BPS, but the unhelpful and dangerous clinical guidelines and disability policies, which BPS is used to justify, that have led to disagreement between doctors and patients.

    (3) "What is particularly salutary is the absence of any advance in therapy, so that they recommend..." I'm assuming there is a typo here, otherwise the whole sentence is completely incoherent.

    (4) Instead of the caveat that CBT might NOT be helpful in individual cases, they should have said that it MIGHT be helpful, but ONLY in a relatively small percentage of cases.

    Aside from (1)-(4), a great letter! :rolleyes:
     
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