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ME/CFS: organic disease or psychosomatic illness? A re-examination of the Royal Free Epidemic of 1955

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Organic Disease or Psychosomatic Illness? A Re-Examination of the Royal Free Epidemic of 1955, by  Rosemary Underhill and Rosemarie Baillod in Medicina Vol 57 Issue 1 p12 [10.3390/medicina57010012] (This article belongs to the Special Issue ME/CFS: … Continue reading

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The concept of ‘illness without disease’ impedes understanding of CFS: a response to Sharpe & Greco

The concept of ‘illness without disease’ impedes understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome: a response to Sharpe and Greco, by Steven Lubet, David Tuller in BMJ Medical Humanities. Published Online First: 01 June 2020. [doi: 10.1136/medhum-2019-011807]   Article abstract: In a … Continue reading

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ME not conversion disorder, says AfME

Action for M.E. criticises psychosomatic M.E. claim, January 27, 2016 Action for M.E. has criticised an article on Psych Central claiming M.E./CFS is a psychosomatic illness and the result of conversion disorder. [the article has since been removed] In their comment … Continue reading

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Is there evidence for the notion of psychogenic illness?

Article abstract: In some patients with chronic physical complaints, detailed examination fails to identify a well-recognized underlying disease process. In this situation, the physician may suspect a psychological cause. This review critically evaluates the evidence for this causal claim, focusing … Continue reading

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To future GPs – psychosomatic should not be the default suspicion re ME/CFS

Time to swot up on chronic fatigue – Future general practitioners need to be made aware that “psychosomatic” should not be the default suspicion, by Michael Brooks in the New Statesman, Nov 12 2015 Around 250,000 people in the UK suffer from … Continue reading

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