A few of the ways Clinicians are failing people with ME
Focusing upon Fatigue and not the more serious Neurological/Cognitive, Autonomic,
Neuroendocrine, Immune, Cardiovascular and Gastric manifestations.
Not focusing on enterovirus as the cause of the disease and not treating people
with anti- virals that could be available.
Allowing wide and loose clinical definitions which do not define ME at all.
Not standing up adequately, if at all, against the inappropriate involvement of psychiatry .
Allowing the mishmash psychiatric CFS continuum to continue .
Allowing psychiatry to push its own agenda, through active collaboration.
Accepting the medical establishment view that there are no tests that can be done.
Accepting the status quo rather than pushing boundaries and saying "No" .
Not admitting that they do not know all that they should or could know.
Not being willing to do home visits to people who are frail and severely affected .
Not understanding how they themselves can do harm by their actions,.
Ignoring and not treating the most severely ill,.
Not understanding or fully comprehending the severity of the illness.
Not comprehending that the current practice to only 'treat' the mild and moderate is
to neglect the illness .
Not comprehending or speaking out together as one medical voice against the current
clinics who are failing everyone by focusing on fatigue.
Not making it safe for people with genuine ME to be seen.