are portrayed in the media and treated by most of the medical
profession. The most damaging 'false illness belief' about ME/CFS is
that it is a psychiatric condition; as a fully qualified psychotherapist
who has also been diagnosed with ME, Nancy believes that all sufferers
actually have a multi-system, complex disorder (with a range of
measurable biomarkers) which requires above all that they minimize
physical exertion. This book includes information about the latest
scientific developments and how to address the blood flow problems
which, according to the researches of Dr. L. O. Simpson, can explain the
nature of ME patients' symptoms.
The author believes that the worsening prognosis for people who have
ME/CFS reported in recent years is not in the nature of this illness,
but is being caused by inappropriate treatment. She urges a return to
the practices of the earliest researchers, who noted that the best
outcome occurred in those patients who had a period of enforced rest
from the earliest stages.
Carers take note - it is your help which can keep open the possibility
for a significant degree of recovery!