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James Coyne's disappointing comment on Simon Wessely

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Roy S, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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    James Coyne is usually appropriately skeptical of the psych professions so it is disappointing to me that in this blog from July 9, 2014 he responds to someone suggesting Simon Wessely as a judge for a bet. (on a subject that is not about ME or CFS)

    Coyne writes:
    "I know Simon Wessely and know that he has had death threats over his interpretation of a trial of CBT chronic fatigue. I do not think he wants to step back into the fray late judgments about a trial of CBT for unmedicated schizophrenics."
     
    Coyne put a bold graphic near the top of the blog that states:
     
    DEMAND EVIDENCE AND THINK CLEARLY
     
    https://jcoynester.wordpress.com/category/uncategorized/
     
    I wish the would apply his critical analysis skills on PACE.
     
    He is on twitter at:
    https://twitter.com/CoyneoftheRealm
     
  2. cfsStevew

    cfsStevew

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    oh thats a new one. so me / cfs sufferers are unmedicated schizophrenics?

    isn't it laughable how we are pointed towards 'the evidence'...
     
  3. chipmunk1

    chipmunk1 Senior Member

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    he made this comment in a blog post about a trial of CBT for unmedicated schizophrenia. had nothing to do with ME

    so he is not calling ME sufferers 'unmedicated schizophrenics'...

    rather interesting post (aside from the S.W stuff)

     
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  4. cfsStevew

    cfsStevew

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    ah I see. So its happening throughout the psychology profession...
     
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  5. Roy S

    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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    Yes, and James Coyne has done an excellent job of debunking other studies with methodological flaws and he also says PR blitzes along with a study being published is a warning sign for him. Tom Kindlon and I have posted threads complementing him on Phoenix Rising previously. I just find it odd that Wessely apparently gets a pass.
     
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    Roy S former DC ME/CFS lobbyist

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