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"Unraveling the role of perfectionism in chronic fatigue syndrome"

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by CBS, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. ixchelkali

    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    Okay, it's yet another crap pseudo-study of pseudo-CFS patients. I get it that their patient cohort has little to do with CFS in the real world outside of psychiatric fiefdoms. I get it that they use measuring instruments that are patently, obviously inappropriate for people who are seriously ill. I get it that it is a form of group slander. I get it how this kind of pseudo-science feeds on itself and becomes self-perpetuating. I really, really get how damaging it is to us patients.

    But curiousity forces me to ask, what the heck does "Further, we found that depression fully mediated the effect of maladaptive perfectionism on fatigue" even mean?
  2. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

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    But they don't have good treatments for MS!

    Lo and behold:

    http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a921789239~db=all~jumptype=rss
    "These findings suggest that the fatigue symptoms are strongly associated with perfectionistic characteristics. The negative (maladaptive) dimension of perfectionism may play a predisposing role in the development and/or perpetuation of fatigue in MS patients"

    And personality in general:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19073287

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