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I was appalled to read this review when it was first published almost two years ago as a sufferer of this condition, who had found Tim Park's book extremely helpful. I am still struggling with this condition but would like to point out that his book is regularly quoted as helpful amongst online members of a Chronic Prostatitis support group, of which I am a member. Furthermore, he was invited to the Pain Management Centre by Dr Lee from UCL, because they had apparently found the book interesting and were recommending it to patients. A much better medical response to this BMJ review can be found here: http://heroesnotzombies.com/2010/09/15/teach-us-to-sit-still/
I am currently interviewing other men struggling with this condition and one of the most important factors helping people manage so far, is a sympathetic and listening doctor - unlike that displayed by this review.
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25 April 2012
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Research Tutor