This is the second in three articles. You can read the first one here, and the third one will be out in a few hours.
The war continues…
As I discussed in the first article, there is currently a coordinated media war against chronically ill and disabled people who live with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME, ME/CFS, chronic fatigue syndrome). This is because of patients and supporters’ objections to PACE trial – a study which defined treatment for them.
As I said in the first piece, the ME story has many threads to it. And one of them, detailed below, has far-reaching implications for people outside the ME community. It also shows why, in part, the media have waged this war. Because there’s a lot at risk if it loses.
Under the NHS, CBT and an “exercise plan” (which is GET, I’ve seen the consultations) is the recommended treatment…
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