A PRESS RELEASE FROM FIVE YEARS AGO – The PACE Trial: The Making of a Medical Scandal

EMBARGOED TO NOON GMT, MONDAY, 31 JULY 2017 Journal of Health Psychology Special Issue on The PACE Trial, Vol. 29, No 9, Aug. 2017 Publication date: 31 July 2017http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/hpqa/current A Special Issue of the Journal of Health Psychology on the PACE Trial, is to be published and freely available online on Monday 31 July 2017.Continue reading “A PRESS RELEASE FROM FIVE YEARS AGO – The PACE Trial: The Making of a Medical Scandal”

Smearing MECFS Patients in the Name of Science

A previous post reviewed the SMC’s ‘expert reactions’ concerning MECFS between 2011 and 2017. Here I review the Science Media Centre’s continued smearing of MECFS patients in a set of carefully curated ‘expert reactions’ to MECFS research between 2017 and 2020, I expose here further evidence of a deliberate smear campaign of a vulnerable patientContinue reading “Smearing MECFS Patients in the Name of Science”

The Rise and Fall of the Wessely School

New preprint available here ABSTRACT The Wessely School’s (WS) approach to medically unexplained symptoms, myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (MUS/MECFS) is critically reviewed using scientific criteria. Based on the ‘Biopsychosocial Model’, the WS proposes that patients’ dysfunctional beliefs, deconditioning and attentional biases cause illness, disrupt therapies, and lead to preventable deaths. The evidence reviewedContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of the Wessely School”