Friday, October 24, 2014

Article in APA Monitor Reaches 130,000 Professionals in the Field of Psych

 
 
"The goal of the article is to update readers on the latest thinking behind ME/CFS — to underscore that it has biological roots and is not a psychological condition. To look at what the science says about possible causes and best approaches to managing the disease. I've spoken to several researchers who noted that patients are really frustrated by the myths and misunderstandings associated with the disease, and I'm aiming to find some patients who can speak to that issue."
 
... Earlier this month the October issue of the APA Monitor was released and Weir's article appears on page 67-71. You can read the full text here: http://www.apamonitor-digital.org/apamonitor/201410#pg70 
 
APA can and should play a role in dispelling disbelief that ME/CFS is a serious, debilitating illness.
 
"…the take-home is simple: It's time to give up the idea that CFS is a psychosomatic disease."
-Marcie Zinn, PhD, neuropsychologist and research consultant at Stanford University

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