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Repetitive strain injury and myalgic encephalomyelitis

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.659b (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:659
  1. M Hotopf
  1. Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College School of Medicine and Denustry, London SE5 9RS.

    EDITOR, - The current controversy over repetitive strain injury is so similar to that which has surrounded myalgic encephalomyelitis that some comparisons might be illuminating.1 In both instances debate has been polarised between those who see the sufferers as affected by alarming forces outside their control (viruses or the effects of high technology) and those who suggest that the clinical picture may be clouded by personality factors, psychiatric illness, or social factors. …

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