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Trial By Error: A Few Interesting Studies

Friday 10 July 2020


From Virology Blog:



Trial By Error: A Few Interesting Studies

By David Tuller, DrPH
30 June 2020
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I’m always highlighting dodgy research from the CBT/GET ideological brigades. These studies are fun to tear apart (metaphorically and sometimes literally), but it’s also nice to be able to recommend some decent research. Below are a few recent papers that I have found to be of interest. All of them were published by the journal Work.


Documenting Disability in Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

In the Documenting Disability in Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)US (not to mention other countries!), it can be very challenging to obtain disability with a diagnosis of ME or CFS. A couple of years ago, Northwestern University law professor Steve Lubet and I wrote about a major legal victory in a private disability case. A new paper examines the situation with federal benefits—the difficulties in proving disability and strategies for successfully pursuing claims.

The paper’s stated goal is “to summarize the approaches used by experienced clinicians and lawyers in successful ME/CFS disability claims.” It can be accessed here.


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