Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a physical disorder, not a psychological illness

Gosh, don't all of you who verbally and emotionally abused patients feel really dumb now?
"We just needed to put to rest, once and for all, the idea that this is just psychosomatic or that people were making this up, or that they were just lazy," said Ellen Wright Clayton, a professor of pediatrics and law at Vanderbilt University, who chaired the committee of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.
Less than a third of medical schools include the condition in their curricula and only 40 percent of medical textbooks contain information on it, the experts said.

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