The psychiatric abuse of Children with ME : some notes from the literature Greg Crowhurst 19 th August 2011 It is not that easy gathering together the information on this subject; yet it is so important ! The quotes below are the result of a lengthy search I have conducted. All the material is publically available, I have tried to follow copyright restrictions where stated. 1. “The number of parents in the UK being threatened by doctors who say they will report families to child protection agencies has doubled in the last year. Fifteen year old Leanne Murray has severe ME and struggles with a range of unpredictable symptoms of ME including nausea, muscle pains, post exertion fatigue and light sensitivity. “ When Lorraine took her to hospital with chest pains, doctors said there was nothing they could do. Leanne was sent home with no treatment and the consultant reported her mum to social services. A week later a social worker arrived on their doorstep in Coatbrid
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