Could This Actually Be Happening ?

 

 

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By Brian Hughes In The Science Bit.

 

Mark this day in your calendar. We could be observing the beginning of the end of a decades-long medical scandal.

In the UK, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have published new draft guidelines for the management of “myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy)/chronic fatigue syndrome”.

These are very significant and mark a potential — and heretofore unforeseeable – triumph for empirical science over clinical folklore.

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I have written extensively on this blog about the destructive impact of eminence-based medicine on the lives of people with ME. The issue has a very long history and has many twists and

In short, while it is increasingly beyond doubt that ME is an inherently physiological illness, in some countries — especially Britain — the field of ME care has long been in the sway of psychological and behavioural therapists. These folks, some of whom are high-profile academics of considerable eminence, have simply insisted that ME is propelled by psychological factors, if not caused by them. Such victim-blaming is clearly rooted in historical misogyny, and flies in the face both of empirical evidence and of widely shared scientific consensus.

 

 

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