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Chronic fatigue syndrome: understanding a complex illness (

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by wdb, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. wdb

    wdb Senior Member

    Seems to be a reasonably balanced article, no surprises what Wessely has to say

    Chronic fatigue syndrome: understanding a complex illness
    Stephen T. Holgate, Anthony L. Komaroff, Dennis Mangan & Simon Wessely

    Nature Reviews Neuroscience asked four scientists involved in CFS research about their views on the condition, its causes and the future of research aimed at improving our understanding of this chronic illness.

    Full article:

    (was actually tweeted by Ben Goldacre!/bengoldacre/status/107106119817764866 )
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    Wessely does a good job of sounding like a whiny prima donna compared to the other scientists. And incapable of saying anything in a straight forward manner.
  3. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

    I think that he comes across unusually badly in this piece. Maybe because he normally only now speaks about CFS to deferential mass media reporters. Even in an utterly unadversarial setting like the nature piece, he seems a lot less convincing when there's an expectation of any substance.

    Holgate sounds pretty reasonable though, and makes me feel much more hopeful about the next twenty years of research. Shame we've lost the last couple of decades though.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2016

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