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The Federal MCS Review: the price of lethargy is… psychiatry?

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Psychiatrist The Federal Department of Health and Ageing has just put out a draft issues paper on MCS for public consultation. The Society was represented at a meeting of consumer groups in Canberra recently.

Their collective view is that the document advances the cause by accepting the reality of MCS. But there are many references to psychological factors in it which are concerning.

The ME/CFS community a few years ago saw a major report on ME/CFS weakened after some loud supporters of the psychological approach to the condition had their say.

So it’s very – very – important that we marshall lots of comment on this document. You have until January. Let us know what you send and if we can post it on this site.


A Scientific Review of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Identifying Key Research Needs (PDF, 295KB)


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