From the Blog: The Other Side Of The Stretcher
Dr. Byron Hyde’s reaction as a reply to the Lancet Psychology re M.E. report re M.E. and exercise compliments of M.E. patient advocate Michael Evison:
“Regarding the Lancet paper, you have to understand who these people are.
It is my understanding that they are primarily in-hospital or in-University psychiatrists, physicians and allied specialists, who to the best of my knowledge have opinions, which will get them or their departments national grants. To the best of my knowledge they toe the financial line for political rather than medical grounds, which is very smart if you wish funding.
Their views to my opinion are dangerous in so much as the mere diagnosis of CFS or M.E. in the UK is sufficient to get patients hospitalized in psychiatric hospitals and the keys thrown away.
Unfortunately I have seen this among UK patients who I have examined, tested or had tested and even brought to Canada for intensive testing. Among these UK patients, one was a lad with an MA in chemistry, who presently is in a psychiatric hospital; none of my confirmed physical diagnoses were treated. They simply gave him antipsychotics and locked him up.
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