Tuesday, February 10, 2015

THE NICEGUIDELINES BLOG: IOM: psychiatrists' beliefs are wrong

In particular, the panel found sufficient evidence linking the illness to immune dysfunction, especially diminished natural killer cell function, and infection, particularly Epstein-Barr virus. 


She added, "The level of response is much more than would be seen with deconditioning," with reference to the belief voiced by some clinicians that physical abnormalities in these patients are merely a result of their lack of activity. Indeed, Dr Rowe noted, "That argument is untenable with people who have been physically active, some of them athletes, [before becoming ill]. The deconditioning argument is flawed in that respect."

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