"In case members of the ME community find it helpful, attention is drawn to three important items..."
"Myths in modern medicine? Impossible: in our enlightened times, do not outstanding advances in the science &endash; if not in the art - of medicine preclude any such possibility? The evidence suggests otherwise..."
"Were MPs misled into believing that the President of the Appeals Service agreed that private sector doctors working for the DWP were better trained than the doctors who sit on appeal tribunals?.."
"It is my considered opinion that at this moment in time we are on the verge of succumbing to elements of the same self-serving propaganda that 'legitimised' the mass persecutions of Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 40s..."
"In the light of what might soon appear as a revision of the BBC website on ME by the ME Association, it may assist Members of Parliament to be reminded that, contrary to what may be claimed or implied in that revision, certain facts about myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) remain irrefutable and readily verifiable..."
"These job descriptions relate to a philosophy - already in place - of subjecting 'CFS' sufferers to psychotherapy designed to 'prove' to them that they are simply perpetuating their own illness through aberrant belief systems..."
"The interview with Professor Colin Blakemore, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council (MRC) by Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast on 22nd February 2005 encapsulated the essence of an iatrogenic problem that since 1987 has compounded the suffering of those blighted by a serious neurological disorder..."
"On 1st March 2005 Co-Cure carried information about a book by a US psychiatrist Dr Peter Manu as well as various reviews of his book. The book is 'The Psychopathology of Functional Somatic Syndromes: Neurobiology and Illness Behaviour in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Illness, Irritable Bowel, and Premenstrual Dysphoria'..."
"As some of you will already know, it was recently revealed that adverts are now being placed for staff to work in the new network of 12 'CFS/ME' 'Fatigue' Clinics across England. These adverts are a chilling read for anyone with ME..."
"I didn't have to even finish reading the Introduction before realising what an unscientific, inadequate, poor excuse for a 'textbook' this promised to be..."
"Following various postings about Dr Peter Manu's recent book, there have been comments on some lists from both patients and clinicians (including one on Co-Cure on 3rd March 2005 from Alan Gurwitt MD) noting that "attacks" on all psychiatrists are inappropriate and insulting. We agree..."
"Dear Dr. Nye, I have read with interest your recent apology concerning the job description for trainee therapists in Liverpool which has, as you put it, 'caused distress and offence to patients'.This is one M.E. sufferer who is unable to accept your apology..."
"It's a well-known fact that pretty much everyone who has it absolutely loathes the name 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,' particularly for its use of the 'f' word - and for good reason..."
"On 24th May 2005 Tom Kindlon posted an item on Co-Cure from 'Spiked Online: Workers behaving badly' by David Wainwright. That article ought to ring deafening warning bells throughout the ME community, as it sets out the planned implementation of the chilling policy about which previous warnings have been given..."
"A city man who suffers from ME has called for an inquiry to prove the condition is physical. Kevin Short, 45, from Dereham Road, has the support of MP Dr Ian Gibson, who has met an expert in the condition and wants an inquiry before the end of the year..."
"We had only learned of Wessely's public appearance a week before the event, and as a small, hastily formed committee of sufferers of chronic illness and their relatives, we wondered at first if we could pull off a protest at such short notice..."
"I will be 54 in a few weeks, by which time I will have been suffering from severe M.E. for 14 years. I had to accept retirement (I was a high school teacher) at the age of 40, when, as tradition would have it, my life should have begun, not ended..."
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