How did ME/CFS sufferers ever get stuck with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Its such a lame moniker
It's lame on purpose - to stigmatize the wearer - to make it invisible in terms of medical seriousness - yet generic enough to 'blend in' into society.
Anyone can claim to have CFS and/or anyone can be diagnosed with it- thus it was selected.
If CFS has been something as terrible as HIV - which ironically XMRV may well be - then CFS would have been no laughing matter. It's just that the criteria for diagnosis are a total joke - making CFS a total joke.
The psychs continue to say the Canadian criteria for ME are 'not helpful' (Professor Peter White - Psychiatrist), yet of course not only are the Canadian criteria useful - they are vital
. Hence the WPI used them in their study to make sure the patients they are dealing with most likely do have ME (CFIDS) or 'CFS'. Hence this terrifies the psychiatric lobby and CDC. Very sick people turn up and suddenly all test positive for XMRV this way.
This was never meant to happen to 'their' CFS. The CFS treated with CBT/GE/Pacing/Exercise/Prozac.