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Some extracts from “The politics underpinning the neglect of people with ME/#CFS” which summarises her paper “Towards a critical psychology of #chronicfatiguesyndrome: #biopsychosocial narratives & UK welfare reform” by @JoElizaHunt

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“The [#biopsychosocial] model has been used as psychosocial model, to re-frame chronic health conditions (particularly those surrounded by medical controversy or uncertainty) into psychosocial entities, allegedly amenable to psychosocial healthcare interventions (contd)”

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“(Contd) and thus to ‘recovery’ and re-entry into the labour market. Such health conditions could thus be largely exempted from welfare provision, private disability insurance protection & on-going biomedical care, reducing state expenditure in these areas (contd)”
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“Clinical Characteristics of #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis/#ChronicFatigueSyndrome (#ME/#CFS) Diagnosed in Patients with #LongCOVID
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“The overall prevalence rate of ME/CFS [in #LongCovid] diagnosed by three sets of #MECFS criteria…was 16.8%”
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“most frequent symptoms in #ME/#CFS patients were general fatigue & post-exertional malaise (89.4% of patients), headache (34.0%), insomnia (23.4%), dysosmia (21.3%) & dysgeusia (19.1%). Dizziness, chest pain, insomnia & headache were characteristic symptoms related to #MECFS
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“The male to female ratio in #ME/#CFS patients was equal in the present study [48.9% vs 51.1%] although #MECFS was generally more common in women in previous studies”

#MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #LongCovid #PwLC #ChronicFatigueSyndrome #PwME #CFSME #SEID #postviralillness
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