Illness behaviour in the chronic fatigue syndrome and multiple sclerosis

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7012.1092b (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1092
  1. Peter D Campion,
  2. Christopher F Dowrick,
  3. Richard H T Edwards
  1. Senior lecturer Senior lecturer Department of Primary Care, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX
  2. Professor Department of Medicine, University of Liverpool

    Choice of multiple sclerosis as comparison condition was inappropriate

    EDITOR,--Peter Trigwell and colleagues compared patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome with patients with multiple sclerosis and report similar responses on Pilowsky's illness behaviour questionnaire.1 There is accumulating evidence that the chronic fatigue syndrome is a functional disorder, with psychological, social, and physical …

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