Monday, November 28, 2005

CO-CURE Archives -- October 2005, week 5 (#20)

UK doctors reliant on the BMJ may be missing information about the immunological and viral aspects of fibromyalgia and other chronic fatigue syndromes.

CO-CURE: "ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Information Exchange Forum
Subject: Study reveals pro-psychiatric bias in the British Medical Journal

A literature search identified all papers published on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in the British Medical Journal between 1995 and 2000. Analysis of the findings revealed a bias towards the views of one school of thought and a lack of papers on the immunological or virological aspects of CFS. This contrasts with the mainstream American journals, which generally covered a much wider range of subjects and views. We examine the arguments for and against covert editorial policies, and summarise the results of discussions with the relevant individuals and organisations. "

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