Patient organisations in ME and CFS seek only understanding

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.112-b (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:112
  1. Chris Clark, chief executive (chris@afme.org.uk)
  1. Action for ME, London EC1M 9BL

    EDITOR—To compare general practitioners' attitudes to patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and those with irritable bowel syndrome was disappointing in the study by Raine et al.1 Particularly disappointing was that the study was conducted in the months after the chief medical officer recognised—with considerable attendant publicity—the severity and impact of chronic …

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