Can You Come for a Visit? My ME/CFS Says No
My daughter and son-in-law just had a baby last week. We are thrilled. But we won't be able to see the baby or hold her any time soon. We won't be able to take over little gifts or help out with housework or babysitting.
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Comparison of CFS/ME with other disorders: an observational study (Knudsen et al., 2012)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Yes, and I think there are ways to get the same point across without using the "S" word - like physical or physiological. "Somatic", while denoting the same thing as "physical" or "physiological", it's seems to be more favored by psychologists. It also might be used somewhat as a code word, selected for its connotations of closely related concepts like "somatization" or "psychosomatic", thereby alerting the audience to their views without being so brazen as to label ME/CFS psychosomatic.

    It's also important to note that all of the researchers are from psychological or psychiatric departments at their institutions. They almost certainly intended to study CFS as a psychological disorder, barely even giving lip service to any comparison to physiological diseases.
     
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  2. user9876

    user9876 Senior Member

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    I think Fluge and Mella used the phrase somatic in talking of ME after their rituximab study. I was wondering if it was a more natural translation from Norwegen.
     
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