The NIH laid a huge egg when someone invited Edward Shorter, a Toronto psychiatrist who makes Simon Wessely look like an angel, to speak on ME/CFS. Shorter not only denies the disease exists but calls ME/CFS patients “groaning victims” and belittles their “tales of woe”.
He’s now slated to speak on the history of a disease he believes constitutes nothing more than a psychic epidemic. His misanthropic and trivializing approach to ME/CFS has no place at the NIH or indeed any other respected medical institution. Find out more in
NIH Stumbles: Asks ME/CFS Denier to Speak on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Interesting comments from everyone! This isn’t 1986,Shorter, and we won’t be put down anymore!!
I’ve sent my scathing letter to the NIH. I can’t believe they are pulling this after all the momentum out of IACFSME. This isn’t 1 step back, it’s a 1000 steps back.
Our body have several control system. Some control molecule may transfer from meridian paths. If a special meridian is blocked or inhibited, some special part have abnormal condition( digest problem, circular problem, mental disorder et.). If most of meridians are blocked, we enter chronic fatigue syndrome and many abnormal state. If chronic fatigue want to cure, tune up the body energy flow and remove the pathogenic resource. Treatment may be easy and feel healthy within 24 hours.
I’ve worked in both the private and public sectors, and am not surprised that the government would look for a way out of the hard work involved in actually figuring out a complex disease. I’m afraid that any solution will probably come from the private sector.
I so agree with you! Government is never the answer. Real and good change always comes from the private sector.