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Esther Crawley - talk 17th Nov Mood disorders Centre, Exeter Uni

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by slysaint, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

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    I have not been able to determine what she actually believes about this disease. All of the research of hers that I've been able to stomach looking at seems purely pragmatic. If anyone can find any discussion of theory in any of her research or talks I'd love to see it.
     
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  2. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt

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    I agree that her published research, that I have read, focuses on clinical practice rather than any theoretical underpinning, however she has discussed this in interviews with the press. I read her clearly stating that 'CFS' is a biomedical condition that her approaches cured earlier this year. She specifically referred to psycho/behaviour intervention causing neurophysiological changes. However at present I am struggling to remember which round of the PR machine it came in. It was earlier than SMILE publicity. I am not good at remembering time frames, but will comment further when I rember more concrete details.
     
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  3. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    I hope I'm not meandering off topic, but if she states that CFS and ME are the same AND that 2% of the population are affected, it is obfuscation. We're at most 0.5% of the population, and considerably less at ages under 21 Unless there's a pragmatic goal behind said obfuscation, such as personal wealth, reputation and career enhancement.
    --- I did not read ... or at least did not comprehend the whole thread, so ... ignore if this is left field.
     
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  4. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt

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    Crawley seems to confine her theories about the nature of ME to the popular press rather than scientific forums and I have been trying to remember where the most information is available. I have found the following but think there was in the last year or so a newspaper article with more detail on her 'beliefs' about the nature of ME/CFS, so if any one has a more reliable memory than me do let me know where it was:

     
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