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Crawley uses questionnaires to diagnose 1/33 have ME for three months

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Countrygirl, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35383832

    (This really is enough to make a man eat his young)

     
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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Looks like you're a year late!
     
  3. ash0787

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    I find it interesting that they go to such lengths to promote the disease while at the same time denying its nature,
    you'd think if you didn't believe in something you wouldn't want to draw peoples attention to it.

    No, now that I think about it its very clever what they have done, when 2 opposing parties gain a piece of important information around the same time, the one thats able to deliver it to the public on a wide scale and in a favorable way it can completely change how the information is perceived to one sides advantage, for example if your company has some anti-consumer practice that it wants to deploy or is doing without people noticing and it is leaked in an uncontrolled way it can be really damaging, but if you slowly prepare the customers to expect such a thing by building precedents or hiring media companies to write certain articles you can change how well received the problematic issue is at the end of it, this is what PR people are really good at. For example how you can condition people into accepting being surveiled / spied on 24/7 if you gradually increase it over time.

    In other words lets say most scientists etc found out about chronic fatigue syndrome in the 80s, what these psych people did was then take that to the media and gain the spotlight, and distributed this false narrative, and since that was the first exposure people had to the idea, they assumed that was the truth, and the people that came after with the opposing view but less of a reach didn't really stand a chance, but if the situations were reversed it could have been the psych people that were seen as going against the established view.
     
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  4. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl ME is not MUS

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    Ah! Teach me not to post during my night time visits to PR when my remaining grey cell is in the grip of a zopiclone fog.

    Thanks @Esther12 . I have amended the title.
     
  5. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Got my blood boiling for nothing. I was just about to hammer out an angry response, now I'll have to go and find something else to get outraged about.
     
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