Maes and Twisk critique of ME/CFS (bio) psychosocial model
Thursday 01 July 2010
Maes and Twisk have written a ground breaking critique recently published in BMC to substantiate why the Harvey and Wessely model for ME/CFS (‘unexplained fatigue’) is incoherent and invalid, and why the label (bio) psychosocial model is inappropriate for ME/CFS.
The 2009 Harvey and Wessley article can be accessed here:
Harvey, S & Wessley, S (2009) 'Chronic fatigue syndrome: Identifying zebras amongst the horses', BMC, vol. 7, no. 58 [Full Article, Oct 12]
The Maes and Twisk critique can be accessed here:
Maes, MN & Twisk FNM (2010) 'Chronic fatigue syndrome: Harvey and Wessely's (bio)psychosocial model versus a bio(psychosocial) model based on inflammatory and oxidative and nitrosative stress pathways', BMC Medicine, vol. 8, no. 35 [Abstract].
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