Tag Archives: Prof Simon Wessely

Time for Unrest: Why patients with ME are demanding justice

Independent: Time for Unrest: Why patients with ME are demanding justice, by Nathalie Wright, 7 Jan 2018 A new film sheds light on a condition that is largely ignored. Nathalie Wright reports on the struggles patients face to be taken seriously by … Continue reading

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US lawyer challenges Wessely’s defence of the PACE study

The Faculty lounge blogpost, by Steven Lubet, 14 November 2016: An open letter to Dr. Simon Wessely, defender of the PACE study Dear Dr. Wessely: I was surprised to see the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists post a … Continue reading

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Prof Hooper challenges value of CBT for ME

Article by Prof Malcolm Hooper, 15 October 2016: A response to Professor Fred Friedberg’s editorial about CBT Professor Fred Friedberg asks why cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is so vilified in the chronic fatigue syndrome community. He opens his Editorial by stating: … Continue reading

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PACE trial results were grossly exaggerated

Occupy ME blog post, by Jennie Spotila, 21 Sep 2016: PACE: Grossly Exaggerated On September 9, 2016, Queen Mary University of London released data from the PACE trial in compliance with a First Tier Tribunal decision on a Freedom of … Continue reading

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London NHS trust finds higher risk of suicide in CFS patients

Research summary: Background: Mortality associated with chronic fatigue syndrome is uncertain. We investigated mortality in individuals diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome in secondary and tertiary care using data from the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Biomedical Research Centre … Continue reading

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Wessely saga continues

In November Prof Simon Wessely was awarded with the John Maddox Standing up for Science honour. The prize was created by the journal Nature and the charitable trust Sense about Science (Prof Wessely is one of its advisers). It was … Continue reading

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