... so called 'mainstream' doctors now appear to be the real quacks after all.
ME/CFS has been emerging over the last decade or two out of the realm of controversy and into one of pseudo-controversy. The trick in pseudo-controversies is (a) remain ignorant of progress (b) ensure that everyone else thinks there is nothing new.
Thus, pseudo-controversy advocated become the real quacks, whilst in reality, ME/CFS enters mainstream. To be a strong pseudo-controversy advocate, it is forbidden to read any information that might not support your position, so matter how much of it there is.
To exclude ME/CFS from the medical school curriculum therefore, is tantamount to a criminal act against humanity. Thousands and thousands of people will suffer. There will be no other time in their medical training where students might get a chance to even hear about ME/CFS, let alone be moved towards studying it further, whilst their minds are fresh, young and absorbent.
... In experienced clinician's hands, the diagnosis Is NOT one of exclusion, as uninformed unread misguided skeptics (UUMS) would have us believe. The concept of a Functional Somatic Disorder, in my mind, is dead.
So, if it clinically walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then in all probability, it is a duck (ME/CFS). The same applies to those so-called mainstream quack doctors who would have us ban ME/CFS research. They are UUMS's. Um!
Specialist in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine