The British Medical Journal has now published a number of responses to the challenging editorial by Santhouse et al on issues raised by the death of Lynn Gilderdale. Read them here.
These rapid responses include contributions from:
Dr Ellen Goudsmit– visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London and adviser to the ME Association on psychological issues
Professor Derek Pheby – the epidemiologist who carried out the MEA funded research study into risk factors that are involved in the development of severe ME. This research waspublished in Biology and Medicine (2009, 1, 50 -74) in January and is available on-line via this link:
Neil Riley – Chairman of the MEA
Dr Charles Shepherd – Honorary Medical Adviser, MEA
It is worth noting that contributions are unlikely to selected to appear in the paper edition of the BMJ if they are more than 400 words in length.