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Bad Science Misled Millions With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Here's How We Fought Back

Thursday 22 September 2016

 

From STAT:

 

"Extreme Fatigue" by Eros Dervishi
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Bad science misled millions with chronic fatigue syndrome. Here’s how we fought back

New research finds a striking similarity

By Julie Rehmeyer
September 21, 2016

If your doctor diagnoses you with chronic fatigue syndrome, you’ll probably get two pieces of advice: Go to a psychotherapist and get some exercise. Your doctor might tell you that either of those treatments will give you a 60 percent chance of getting better and a 20 percent chance of recovering outright. After all, that’s what researchers concluded in a 2011 study published in the prestigious medical journal the Lancet, along with later analyses.

Problem is, the study was bad science.

And we’re now finding out exactly how bad.

 

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