Playing Bigot Whac-A-Mole

Originally posted on charlottesayshmmm:
Voice of an angel, mouth of a __________ (insert your own faecally related insult here). Voice of an angel, brain of a ___________ (enter whatever imaginative metaphor you like; my favourite was “sponge” because, really, it’s a compliment). Voice of an angel, vagina of a / face of a / liver…

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Comment submitted to ICD-11 Topic Advisory Group for Mental Health re: Bodily distress disorder

Originally posted on dx revision watch:
Post #323 Shortlink: http://wp.me/pKrrB-465 There are two ways in which stakeholders can submit comments to the working groups on proposals in the ICD-11 Beta draft or make formal suggestions for changes or additions to the draft: • by selecting a disorder or disease term and submitting a comment on…

Proud to be Ignorant?

Originally posted on Utting-Wolff Spouts:
The last thing I want to do in this blog post is provide more publicity for Suzanne O’Sullivan’s ignorant meanderings concerning ME [1] but I’d like to make a broader point regarding the inability of parts of the medical profession and their cheerleaders in the media (I’m talking about you…

Science versus history: a snapshot of Invest in ME’s 10th annual conference

Originally posted on valerieeliotsmith:
Introduction On Friday 29 May 2015, the British charity, Invest in ME, held its 10th annual conference at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in central London. It followed on from the two-day Biomedical Research Colloquium on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). The scientists who were speaking at the Conference had already had the benefit…