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What is a disease? Perspectives of the public, health professionals and legislators (includes CFS)

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    What is a disease? Perspectives of the public, health professionals and legislators

    http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/6/e001632.full.pdf html

    Participants were asked about their views on chronic fatigue syndrome.[​IMG]
    Opinions are divided on CFS. Note how similar the views are on work exhaustion. Nurses clearly consider work exhaustion to be more of a disease than CFS, although CFS has fewer people overall that strongly disagree with the idea that it's a disease. Members of parliament are more likely to view CFS as disease, about 2/3 expressing agreement with the idea.

    This study was conducted in Finland so the results may not be generalizable to other countries.
     

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    I find it striking how mental health conditions are seen as more of a disease than CFS. So much for Wessely and colleagues beliefs that patients choose the CFS label to avoid the stigma of psychiatric diagnosis.
     
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