The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome- Advancing Research and Education

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by daisybell, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. daisybell

    daisybell Senior Member

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    new CDC grand rounds article on Medscape -
    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/873894_1

    Reasonable introduction for doctors who know little about it, but not ground-breaking! However, a good emphasis on the fact that this is a biological illness.
     
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    This article is notable for that it does not push CBT/GET at all in the treatments section.
     
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    Yes, and for noting this:

    Especially given Avindra Nath is an author. So, we see PACE becoming irrelevant. (?, said with hope)

    I felt a bit negative about this article to start with. Perhaps it is just force of habit. But it seemed better on a re-read.
     
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  4. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member

    Thank you for posting this. My doctor often ignores articles I send, unless they come from an authoritative source.

    This article is definitely something I can send to my doctor.
     
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    I'm not a Medscape member, so I couldn't see the article at the link, however...

    ...is this the same article?

    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm655051a4.htm

    If so, I think it's publication as an issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is probably a significant development. To my knowledge, the MMWR is where you usually find the latest statistics on things like current flu strains, infection rates and mortality. As such, I suspect that it's read by a lot of physicians.
     
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    Many might read this as GET and CBT, even though there are vague caveats in the text. Most might not understand that activity/rest is about seconds to minutes of activity if its even moderately intense, with at least minutes of rest. Coping skills might indeed include CBT, but this is not the same treatment as advocated by BPS CBT/GET proponents.
     
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