It's so encouraging to see some real, positive research happening into CFS which doesn't begin with the premise that it is caused by psychological factors, and I found this fascinating viewing. Dr Montoya is very genuine and appears to sympathise very much with his patients, both for the physical hardships they are suffering, and also for the psychological harm they are undergoing because the majority of doctors (and the general public) dismiss our illness as 'not real', and the patients as 'malingerers' etc.
I particularly liked that he addressed the PACE trial so honestly, stating that it absolutely did not prove that CFS is psychological, or that psychological treatments can cure it.
Stanford have now set up a website where they will be posting relevant information on CFS as they progress in their research. You can view this site at http://chronicfatigue.stanford.edu/
This presentation is an hour and 15 mins long, but I highly recommend that you watch it if you're a CFS or ME patient or are simply interested in this area of research - it's worth the time!
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