The Media’s Inaccurate and Biased Reporting of ME

M.E. Disinformation Campaign by UK Psychiatrists!

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Another example of all that’s wrong with the media’s reporting of ME appeared in the press this morning (14/01/2015), no doubt disseminated by our ‘friends’ at the Science Media Centre. Apparently exercise helps improve people with ME, no surprise that this ‘evidence’ is provided by the usual suspects at King’s College, led by Trudie Chandler on this occasion1. You’d think the media might have made the connection that 90% of the ‘research’ claiming the likes of CBT and GET can improve/cure sufferers comes from the same source, using the same flawed methodology but that’s beyond the wit of your standard compliant and lazy British journalist. The original article appears in The Lancet Psychiatry, so no possible bias towards there being a psychogenic explanation for ME, and follows on from the notoriously flawed PACE trial(2,3).

Media people, self-reported ‘improvement’ is not an objective measure of actual improvement…

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Nurse turned patient, but not by choice. I was became a Registered Nurse in 1985 when I was 21 years old. That career was cut short the end of 1994 when I was unable to work anymore because of the illness M.E. or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. I have 3 adult children including twins, A daughter and 2 sons. View all posts by The Other Side Of The Stretcher

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