Ellen Goudsmit (CFS patient and published psych expert by trade) requests help from interested and informed MDs. Contact her directly at ellengoudsmit@HOTMAIL.COM:
I am looking for physicians to co-sign an article describing new research criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
The criteria in question are based on the concept of ME devised by Ramsay. They supercede the London criteria developed during the 1990s for AFME. The criteria have already been used in one study (accepted for publication).
I believe that by placing the criteria in the scientific domain, it will be possible both to assess their validity and select patients for research identifying and comparing the subgoups of CFS.
If interested, please contact me for the draft article.
Ellen Goudsmit PhD CPsychol AFBPsS
For information on ME and CFS, see: http://freespace.virgin.net/david.axford/melist.htm and http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/independentme/