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Self control is a resource (couple of blog posts)

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The more I read about psychology, the more that I think that psychosocial approach to CFS is likely to have caused real psychological harm to patients.

http://youarenotsosmart.com/2012/04/17/ego-depletion/

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...ed-the-modern-conception-of-willpower/255544/

These may be of interest to others... or may not. It could be that these posts present a misleading view of the evidence... I've not look at the original papers myself, so have no idea. A lot of research in these areas does seem a bit weak... so you've been warned.