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"Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Real Illness" (editorial) (Komaroff, 2015)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Free at: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2322808

     
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    Nicely done, actually. I had no idea my poor reaction to corticoids could be considered somewhat diagnostic. I wish they'd linked that statement directly...

    -J
     
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  3. Never Give Up

    Never Give Up Collecting improvements, until there's a cure.

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    These reports from the IOM, AHRQ, and NIH demonstrate how much we have learned about ME/CFS and how much we still do not know. We do not understand its pathogenesis, and we do not have a diagnostic test or a cure. However, these recent reports, summarizing information from more than 9000 articles, should put the question of whether ME/CFS is a "real" illness to rest. When skeptical physicians, many of whom are unaware of this literature, tell patients with ME/CFS that "there is nothing wrong," they not only commit a diagnostic error: They also compound the patients' suffering.

    I hope someone besides us actually reads this.
     
  4. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

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    Yes, that was a good quote! I used the last part of the quote for one of my tweets today during ME Awareness Hour - https://twitter.com/ahimsa_pdx/status/611232674728968192
    You and me both!
     
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    "When skeptical physicians, many of whom are unaware of this literature, tell patients with ME/CFS that "there is nothing wrong," they not only commit a diagnostic error: They also compound the patients' suffering."

    I need this on a t-shirt and a coffee mug.
     
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  6. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

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    Feel free to use this image on zazzle or some website like that:
    Komaroff.png
     
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    Chris from Tampa

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    Thank you for posting this.
     
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    My doc actually read it and commented on it. He agreed that it was 'very wrong' to assume physical weakness implies a mental unwillingness.

    -J
     

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