Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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Depression in paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome (Crawley)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Bob, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. peggy-sue

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    I can't remember giving permission for my picture to be posted everywhere..... ;)
     
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    :) Please don't worry Peggy-Sue. That might be how we feel sometimes, but I promise you it's not how we look! :)
     
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    The abstract doesn't list all the main factors associated with depression - odds ratios from Table 2:
    (higher scores mean less problems with the SF-36 PF, hence the lower ORs)

    So, as you say, the consequences of dealing with living with a severe chronic illness.

    Female sex was borderline significant

    Interestingly, when adjusting for other variables
    School attendance of 40% or more 0.36 (0.23 to 0.56), p<0.0001 Adjusted for other variables: 0.75 (0.44 to 1.28), p=0.28
    the protective value of school attendance of 40% or less decreased a lot and was no longer significant.
    So forcing a child to school may not make if any benefit for their mental health (at least as measured by the HADS).
     
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