GPs' attitudes to a self diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1330 (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1330

Sufferers continue to be misrepresented

  1. Martin Arber
  1. Chairman Action for ME, PO Box 1302, Wells BA5 2WE

    EDITOR,—Shonagh Scott and colleagues' paper on general practitioners' attitudes to self diagnosed myalgic encephalomyelitis illustrates, if nothing else, the continuing misrepresentation of this illness and those who suffer from it.1 Contrary to the authors' claims, Action for ME has never encouraged self diagnosis, and nor have the other “active support organisations” in Britain. Moreover, we have never advocated …

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