I really dislike Deary, and think his videos on how to manage CFS patients are some of the vilest things I've seen in recent years. This will not be a fair reading of his presentation, but I thought I'd pull some bits out. Nothing very interesting, and here's a link to the whole thing in case anyone else is interested. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/file/2177/download?token=pIT1Eu2Y Part of the Persistent Physical Symptoms project. There seems to be some desperate spin about at the moment to imply patients love the PPS terminology, eg: They say: I wonder if their research will lead to them deciding they've really messed things up? Seems like there's some room for bias here: I hope it was Deary who came up with 'existential narrowing': please don't let there be more than one person as terrible as him alive at the same point of time. They say: Is that a new book? Google brought nothing up for it. Yipee - they've got a solid, evidence based explanation for out symptoms. The mystery is solved. Their findings are not exciting. We can look forward to more stories: Is there any evidence of efficacy? Do we really want GPs feeling more confident with their attempts to tinker with patient's subconscious? They might not really get worse, but just be desperate to tick DWP's increasingly crazy tick-box criteria: I've no idea what the Durham Wrap is - apparently it works. Thought for commissioners: stop funding services if they're no more effective than a placebo.