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Letters Ending stalemate over CFS/ME

Let psychiatric and biomedical lobbies be heard equally in CFS/ME research

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 19 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4544
  1. Caroline Davis, patient and former director1
  1. 1London, UK
  1. fedup.patient{at}

Raised voices don’t help,1 but they are understandable when the Medical Research Council has funded no biomedical research into chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) for 30 years. For most patients, ME means several decades of just surviving, achieving nothing, and being ridiculed by the media and often by friends and family simply for being ill.

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