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The priory group !

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by pollycbr125, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. pollycbr125

    pollycbr125 Senior Member

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    check this out i posted this on facebook earlier perhaps someone ought to educate the priory about ME it is not a psychiatric disorder !!!!!

    http://www.priorygroup.com/pg.asp?p=2068

    What we treat

    Priory hospitals have been treating all aspects of psychiatry, psychology and mental health for over 30 years. Treatments are tailored to the individual to ensure the quickest and safest recovery possible.
    We offer treatments for both adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and day patient basis. In addition we treat patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act (1983).
    We are specialists in providing treatment programmes for a wide range of disorders including:
    Addictions
    Click on the download button on the right of the page to download self-help leaflets for your patient.
    Eating disorders
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
    Please click here for information on Priory Specialist Education
    General Psychiatry
    We also provide treatment for general psychiatric issues including:
    Anger management
    Anxiety and panic attacks
    Bi-polar disorder
    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
    Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME)
    Depression
    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    Old age psychiatry
    Panic attacks
    Personality disorders
    Phobias
    Post-natal depression
    Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    Schizophrenia
    Somatoform disorder
    Stress
    Women's mental health issues

    doesnt this shit just make you angry! :Retro mad:
     
  2. garcia

    garcia Aristocrat Extraordinaire

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    Very, very angry!!
     
  3. pollycbr125

    pollycbr125 Senior Member

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    while ever theres crap like this on the net we really dont stand a chance here in the uk . its not long ago the nhs choices website had it listed under mental health they have now moved it to the correct category but only after several complaints .If the priory has this on its website its no wonder half of the celebs think theyve had a 'touch' of ME .......:Retro mad: :Retro mad: :Retro mad:
     
  4. busybee

    busybee Senior Member

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    Are you going to email them pollycbr125?
     
  5. MEKoan

    MEKoan Senior Member

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    Unbelievable!
     
  6. justinreilly

    justinreilly Senior Member

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    This is on their ME info page:

    I sent them an email:
    Please email these idiots at info@priorygroup.com
     
  7. pollycbr125

    pollycbr125 Senior Member

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    yes i will be emailing them . They will no doubt be making a hell of a lot of money out of cfs/me patients in which case they should have the correct information on their site. Though tbh if this is the info they have on their i really wouldnt want to be treated by them would you.

    @ Justin thanks for mailing them lets hope they get quite a bit of unwanted mail this week .The more misinformation we can get changed on the net the better . yes its small steps but it all helps the bigger picture .Actually reding what they have on their site i have to say is one of the worst descriptions of this illness i havde read in a long time !


    While there are more cases occurring in women than in men, this could be because men are not seeking help.

    Why does it occur?

    The cause of CFS is still relatively unclear, but there are theories surrounding exposure to chemicals and stress which could contribute to the impaired immunity of the condition. Some researchers believe that patients who obsess and fixate on their CFS can worsen their illness while a lack of support from friends and family can delay recovery. Finding the right balance is one of the key steps in overcoming the condition.

    How is it treated?

    The most effective known management strategy for treating CFS is cognitive behavioural therapy (because this helps patients understand their specific symptoms and develops strategies for patients to improve every day life). Stepped exercise programmes can also be an alternative treatment.

    There is a considerable degree of stigma attached to the illness because patients are viewed as lazy, hypochondriacs or attention seekers. Critics have argued that due to a lack of an objective test for the condition, many patients can feign the known symptoms for financial, social or emotional benefits.


    the last line especially............ many patients can feign the known symptoms for financial, social or emotional benefits.:Retro mad:

    and they wonder why we get so angry . I actually think the info they have is dangerous ....Stepped exercise programmes can also be an alternative treatment.


    they most definately need correcting if a genuine ME patient went there for treatment the consequences could be potentially devasting .
     
  8. busybee

    busybee Senior Member

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    As they recognise there is a social stigma attached to having ME/CFS they should be open to your suggestions for rewording. It's the critics that say patients can feign, not the Priory.:D
     
  9. flex

    flex

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    Flex complaint coming their way today.
     
  10. starryeyes

    starryeyes Senior Member

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    Funny, I was just reading this from Dr. Peterson:

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113650222
     
  11. MEKoan

    MEKoan Senior Member

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    The message the Priory gives, and I believe they intend to give, is that this theory of causality, spelled out and left unchallenged, is true.

    Crap. Bad crap. Bad dangerous crap.

    :innocent1:
     
  12. starryeyes

    starryeyes Senior Member

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    Not to mention wrong crap.
     
  13. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    I'm working on an email. Still thinking what I will say.
     
  14. hanhanhannah11

    hanhanhannah11

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    Hi

    So I've been diagnosed with depression on top of/as well as my CFS symptoms and I am seeing therapists at The Priory because I didn't know where else to go. The people I've met have been very sympathetic but I have got the feeling that they don't know much about the illness and seem to think it's more of a phycological thing. I feel supported by them when they are treating my depressive symptoms, but they do seem to think that ALL my symptoms are as a result of the depression rather than the depression being a result of being unwell with this for so long.

    I just wondered if what other people's experiences have been like with The Priory? At this point I'm not sure if I should persist or try to do something else. (Any suggestions would be most welcome)

    I realise that this thread if from quite a long time ago lol but hopefully someone will see it!

    Thank you,
    Hannah xo
     
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