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The articles in the "Disability Issues" and "Ellen's Column" are personal views of the author.

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Stop Press

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Stop Press Archives

 

button - microscope Immunotherapy of chronic fatigue syndrome: therapeutic interventions aimed at modulating the Th1/Th2 cytokine expression balance. 26th April 2001

 

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  • Is physical deconditioning a perpetuating factor in chronic fatigue syndrome?
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome: causal attributions, coping, psychological adjustment and anti-depressant adherence.
  • Causal attributions for somatic sensations in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and their partners.
2nd February 2001
  button - microscope Identifying physical activity patterns in chronic fatigue syndrome using actigraphic assessment 25th January 2001
  button - microscope Chronic fatigue in general practice: is counselling as good as cognitive behaviour therapy? 13th January 2001
  button - microscope Specific oxidative alterations in vastus lateralis muscle of patients with the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome 21st December 2000

 

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Abnormalities in response to vasopressin infusion in CFS

27th November 2000

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Latest Research

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ME Research Online

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  button - microscope Read report 17th April 2017
  button - microscope Editorial bias in the British Medical Journal 14th February 2010

 

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Supplement to Bulletin IACFS, 2008, 16, 3.

6th October 2008

 

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Illness Intrusiveness in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - An exploratory study

1st July 2007

 

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The Royal Free Epidemic of 1955: Was it really mass hysteria?

24th December 2000

 

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The Personality of Patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. A replication of a study by McEvedy and Beard.

24th December 2000

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Medical Notice Board

(Summaries of articles of interest)

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  button - microscope Cardinal features of  ME (cf. Ramsay and Dowsett 1992) 25th February 2001
  button - microscope New review on premenstrual syndromes. 14th January 2001
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Extracts from Dr. E.M. Goudsmit's: "It's medical science, Jim, but not as we know it! The distortion of evidence relating to CFS."

9th November 2000

 

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News and views from qualified practitioners which may interest people with ME and CFS.

28th January 2000

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 Medical Issues

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  button - microscope Chronic fatigue syndrome: bias in the BMJ.

 

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button - microscope Testimony of Mary M. Schweitzer, Ph.D., to the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, February 8th 2000

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Summary of the CBT explanation of CFS

 

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Compare and Contrast. Notes on CBT for MS, cancer and depression

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Information about CBT

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Clearing up some of the confusion surrounding CBT

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More nails in the coffin. Research by the proponents of the CBT theory provide further evidence of its inadequacy.

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Pride or Prejudice?

An analysis of the conflict surrounding ME.

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Perceptions

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The Scandal Surrounding M.E.

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The Daily Mail article on ME and House of Commons Report.

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 Medical Information

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Factsheet Update June-September 2017

Medical Factsheet 14th Oct 2017

 

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Factsheet 2016 - April 2017

Medical Factsheet 17th Apr 2017

 

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Factsheet 2015

Medical Factsheet 1st Jan 2016
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Factsheet 2014

Medical Factsheet 31st Dec 2015

 

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Factsheet 2013

Medical Factsheet 18th Jan 2014

 

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Factsheet 2012

Medical Factsheet 7th Jun 2012

 

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Factsheet 2011

Medical Factsheet 19th Dec 2011

 

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Factsheet 2010

Medical Factsheet 1st December 2010

 

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Factsheet 2009

Medical Factsheet 1st December 2009

 

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Factsheet 2008

Medical Factsheet 1st November
2008

 

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Factsheet 2007

Medical Factsheet 1st December 2007

 

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Factsheet 2006

Medical Factsheet 1st December 2006

 

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Factsheet 2005

Medical Factsheet 1st December 2005

 

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Factsheet 2004

Medical Factsheet 1st December 2004

 

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Factsheet 2003

Medical Factsheet 18th November 2003

 

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Medical Factsheet

Medical Factsheet

23rd November 2002

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CBT & GET

Factsheet on CBT and GET 2004 9th August 2004

 

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Pacing

Pacing for ME and CFS: the facts 25th May 2004

 

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The study of subgroups

The following subgroups are currently subsumed under the heading of CFS. 9th November 2000
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Information on Subgroups

Discussing the evidence that the term CFS covers a mixed population and that it is helpful to differentiate between the various subgroups. 22nd February 1999

 

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Chronic Fatigue Factsheet for Medical Practitioners

Update on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue.
You may print a copy to give to your GP
16th February 2000

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Research

New Research On CFS

17th September 1997

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Depression

Depression in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue States; a re-examination of the data.

16th December 1998

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 Book Reviews

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button - microscope Book Review Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Jason, LA., Fennell, PA and Taylor, RR. 17th July 2003
  button - microscope Book Review Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME): The Facts. Campling, F and Sharpe, M as printed in Health Psychology Update 2002. 28th December 2001
  button - microscope Book Review New Research Ideas in Chronic Fatigue. Frackowiak R and Wessely, S 4th February 2001
  button - microscope Book Review Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME): The Facts. Campling, F and Sharpe, M. 20th September 2000

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Book Review

Functional Somatic Syndromes. Etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
Manu. P (Ed.)

7th October 1999

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Book Review

Chronic fatigue and its syndromes.
Wessely, S., Hotopf, M and Sharpe, M.

12th June 1998

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Book Review

Hystories. Hysterical epidemics and modern culture.
Showalter, E.

8th October 1997

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Book Review

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Yehuda, S & Mostofsky, DI

June 1997

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Correspondence with Doctors

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  button - microscope Letter to JPOG [published in edited form (JPOG 2001, 22, 61-62)] in response to Renckens who contends that post partum depression (PPD) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are ‘fashionable disorders’ and ‘hysterical epidemics’ which have been medicalized by a group of misguided women, aided and abetted by an irresponsible media and a handful of ‘pioneer scientists’.
  button - microscope Letter to the Editor of the British Medical Journal about the ‘oddities’ in the paper by Powell et al. 
  button - microscope Letter to the Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry (published in the November 2000 issue) in response to MacHale, SM., Lawrie, SM., Cavanagh, JTO, et al. Cerebral perfusion in chronic fatigue syndrome and depression.

 

button - microscope Letter written in response to an article on CFS by Dr. Kathy Fulcher in SportEX.
  button - microscope An on-line response that has been published by the on-line BMJ about the "Reid S, et al Extracts from 'Clinical Evidence': Chronic fatigue syndrome".

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Letter to the Editor of the Lancet - re: article on functional somatic syndromes.

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Letter to the Editor - Ir. J. Psych. Med. Published June 2000, Vol 17, No. 2, p76. Websites are not the only media that may provide essentially misleading and potentially damaging advice on CFS.

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An unedited on-line response that was sent to Annals of Internal Medicine, about the "Barsky, AJ and Borus, JF. Functional somatic syndromes". This is the original text before editing. The edited version was published on 15th February 2000.

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A response to the review by Lynch and Clare (Modern Medicine of Ireland, May 1999).

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Guest Book comment from Dr. Dougald McLean (Psychiatrist)

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Letter to BMJ re: complimentary review of Drs. Wessely, Hotopf and Sharpe's book "Chronic Fatigue and its Syndromes" (BMJ, 1999, 318, 133).

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 Disability Issues*

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Coping with emotional distress: a beginner's guide

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Focus on prejudice in medicine.

When patients are not believed
Psychiatric misdiagnosis and its effects.

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 Medical Updates

(Laymen's version)

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(Winter 2001)
11th November 2001
  button - microscope Medical Update Research Update
(Summer 2001)
5th June 2001
  button - microscope Medical Update AACFS Conference Seattle Washington, Jan 26-29 2001 11th March 2001
  button - microscope Medical Update Research Update
(Spring 2001)
11th February 2001
  button - microscope Medical Update Medical Update
(Winter 2000)
21st November 2000
  button - microscope Medical Update Medical Update
(August 2000)
20th August 2000

 

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(May 2000)
15th May 2000

 

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(Spring 2000)
16th February 2000

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(Winter 1999)

26th October 1999

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(Autumn 1999)

13th August 1999

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(Summer 1999)

28th May 1999

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(Spring 1999)

22nd February 1999

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(November 1998)

4th November 1998

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(June 1998)

3rd September 1998

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(March 1998)

10th March 1998

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(October 1997)

8th October 1997

This Medical Update on Subgroups has now been updated and can be found under the heading "Medical Information".

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(August 1997)

20th August 1997

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(June 1997)

15th June 1997

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Medical Update

Medical Update
(May 1997)

May 1997

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 Capita Selecta

(Medical Professional's version)

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  button - microscope Capita Selecta ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.
December 2001
  button - microscope Capita Selecta ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.
September 2001
  button - microscope Capita Selecta ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.
December 2000
  button - microscope Capita Selecta ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.
September 2000
  button - microscope Capita Selecta ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.
June 2000
  button - microscope Capita Selecta ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.
March 2000
 

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.

December 1999

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.

September 1999

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly
This edition has been funded by donations.

June 1999

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Yearly

1998

June 1999

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly

This edition has been funded by donations.

March 1999

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly

This edition has been funded by donations.

December 1998

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly

This edition has been funded by donations.

September 1998

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Yearly

1997

June 1998

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly

This edition has been funded by donations.

June 1998

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Quarterly

This edition has been funded by donations.

March 1998

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Capita Selecta

ME/CFS Yearly

1996

June 1997

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ME & CFS Archives

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ME & CFS Archives
1938-1996

13th August 1999

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CMO's Working Group

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from the independent Working Group on CFS/ME.
16th February 2002

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Answers to the most often asked questions

11th April 1999

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Ellen's Column*

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The campaign against discrimination by British psychologists

1st September 1999

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From the other side of the couch

13th May 1999

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* = These are personal views of the author