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Lessons from ME/CFS: Finding Meaning in the Suffering
If you're aware of my previous articles here at Phoenix Rising then it's pretty clear that I don't generally spend my time musing upon the philosophy of the disease. I find it better to spend my time reading research and trying my best to break it down to its core elements and write...
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Jason's Latest Paper on the Reeves / Empiric Criteria: Use of SF-36 Subsets

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Anika, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I've come across sympathetic psychologists in my reading. Ellen Goudsmit is one who comes to mind (even if we don't see eye-to-eye on everything and have had a few tiffs in our time).

    Both LJ and EG are both patients as well of course.

    I think I've come across more sympathetic psychologists than psychiatrists: in case anyone doesn't know the different, a psychiatrist is somebody who is a qualified doctor (has a medical degree) who then goes on to do exams to be qualified as a psychiatrist. A psychologist doesn't have a medical degree (unless they do!).
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    Wow, does Lenny Jason have CFS - how does he hold down that day job!? I'm even more impressed.
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    Another good one

    Eleanor Stein, MD, FRCP(C), "Assessment and Treatment of Patients with ME/CFS: Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists"
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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    She's also somebody who has/had ME/CFS. Anyone notice a pattern?
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    Thanks for the info in LJ
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    Thanks for the Dr Jason interview link.

    I would actually say that a psychiatrist is a medical practitioner (can prescribe drugs), whereas a psychologist is a real doctor (since they require scientific qualifications) in the doctorate sense (to research and teach). ;)
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    Certainly in Ireland, lots (probably most) psychologists don't have Ph.Ds. Possibly/probably most who research and teach do, I don't know.
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    In practice they're not much different: both full of crap. Both should be avoided and not given any positive reinforcement.

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