Gottfries, the leading clinic in Sweden for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia has come under government scrutiny for treating patients using a “biomedical” approach. Politicians in Gothenburg have decided not to renew its contract with Gottfries, which allows patients to seek treatment at the clinic under the country’s national healthcare system. Instead, they plan to announce a new procurement for the treatment of “medically unexplained symptoms” (MUS), using a “biopsychosocial” approach. Their view is that ME/CFS and fibromyalgia are not separate diagnoses but belong to a group of illnesses called functional somatic syndromes, i.e., psychosomatic disorders. The premise is that these disorders should be treated with various forms of psychotherapy.
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