Neurologisation of CFS/ME: An Exchange

  • Christopher D. Ward


Hugh Rickards comments here on Chapter 5, and Christopher D. Ward responds HR: Those who critique the ‘neurologization’ of CFS/ME are committing two errors. First, I think there is a ‘hidden agenda’ error. There is a hypothesis that CFS/ME is solely a form of cultural/systemic exchange between patients, their clinicians, families and society. I think this may be what some of the authors in this book believe but, instead of stating this clearly, they tend to mask it in terms of a critique of medicalisation. Of course the ‘cultural exchange’ idea applies to all illness but not as the sole explanation.


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