Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Dr Charles Shepherd give BBC Radio Interview

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by alex3619, Jul 28, 2011.

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    Here are some highlights of the patronising words of the BBC journalist:

    BBC journalist:

    "...at it's heart, it seems to be an objection by some activists, to the association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with mental illness - it's characterisation as a psychiatric condition. Now they claim the real cause is biological and want research to focus exclusively on identifying the, as yet undiscovered, virus responsible."


    BBC journalist:

    "...people seem to latch on to the idea that there might be a virus involved and that we haven't found the concrete cause of the disease, and people like you are in a big conspiracy to pretend that they are all malingerers..."


    BBC journalist, repeating Wessely, as if paraphrasing the attitude of the average ME patient:

    "I would rather have an incurable disease than a mental health problem."
     

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