"The greatness of man
consists in saying what is true,
and in acting
according to Nature."
"If we believe
we shall commit atrocities."
This continues yesterday's Nederlog, in the series
in MEdical Sadism, for the instruction of many.
A. The simple truth
The simple factual truth is that, according to professor Simon
I am mad IFF professor Simon Wessely is not mad
whence it logically follows that
If I am not mad, then professor Simon Wessely is mad.
And please note: I did not put forward professor Simon
Wessely's KCL-teachings(**) that
people think themselves sick.
And moreover it logically follows from professor
Simon Wessely's KCL-teachings(**) that
X with ME/CFS is mad IFF professor Simon Wessely is
whence it logically follows that
If ANY X with ME/CFS is not mad, then professor Simon
Wessely is mad.
Board and Directors of King College, London!
Why do you keep this man as a professor of psychiatry at
Do you really believe any decent mathematician, logician,
philosopher or doctor in real bio-medical medicine accepts the above simple
logically valid inferences of your professor of psychiatry etc. Simon
Wessely B.Sc. etc.?
Horror-warning: Doctoral and Pastoral Guidance strongly adviced:
The problem being, alas, that he is this manner of man, pai
Professor Wessely empirically & analytically investigating the true
cause of the BS about CFS:
"There's a small number of people
who are almost psychotically
obsessed with me.
But I'm used to that."
professor Simon Wessely
although it may be feared by some optimists his sight
and mind are so dark that he can't see it for what it really is.
(Fraudian Analysis, BS-powered+CBT-ified & GET-activated!)
And here is some of the
evidence professor Simon Wessely refuses to see, mention, answer or try to
refute in any scientific or rational or morally decent manner:
A number of useful and interesting documents relating to ME
Scientific material about ME
Subjects + summaries
discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
This is by prof. Komaroff (Harvard) and
is a brief pdf file that lists ten reasons why ME is not at all "all in
the mind" and ME is a real organic disease
This is a medical report prepared for
the Canadian Government by 14 medical doctors and professors, that is
widely regarded as the best medical summary and the most sensible
criterions to define ME. This is the full version with additional
material. On the net there are various briefer versions. See the next
This is a more popular and readable version of the last listed
Canadian Diagnostic Criteria prepared by two doctors who wrote the
Criteria. It provides the best overview of ME for people who did not
Dr Byron Hyde's Nightingale ME Definition
Dr Hyde treated many patients with ME and prepared in 2007 his own
definition for the Gibson Enquiry. This is it.
Dr. Byron Hyde's Little Red Book
Dr Hyde's 2006 description of what ME is and isn't.
Dr. Myhill's CFS Book
Dr Myhill treated many patients with ME and has developed a specific
set of tests and treatments. This is her book about it.
Dr Myhill has a specific theory about ME viz. that it is due to a
malfunctioning of the energy-pathway in the mitochondria, which is a
theory I am myself a bit partial to, because I thought up much the same
theory for my complaints in 1987.
Dr. Bell's mitochondrial theory
Dr Bell treated many patients with ME and also developed a theory
about it. The above reference is to a html-file. There also is a book on
paper by him on his theory, for which see
his booklist on his
Important sites with much material
This is a well-done extensive site with much material and many pages
(left) and a fine collection of html and pdf files (right) part of which
is linked on the present page.
The left links to a fine site by Cort Johnson, an American with ME
for some 30 years, which much material and many files. He also created a
forum (right) about ME/CFS which has at present nearly 1500 members,
that must be interesting for anybody with ME or with an interest in ME.
David Axford is an English ex-seaman with over 30 years and an
extensive site, on which there are many papers/pages by Dr. Ellen
Goudsmit, who is a psychologist with over 30 years of ME.
Dr. Myhill's ME-Book
These are the same links as above and are repeated here because
especially dr. Myhill's book may be helpful - in some respects - for
persons who do not have access to a good medical doctor who is informed
Hillary Johnson is an American investigative journalist with ME since
decades who wrote a fine book about the oddities surrounding ME in the
US in the 1980-ies and 90ies. The book is called "The Osler" and
the left side gives the link to the site about the book, while the right
site gives the text of a lecture by Hillary Johnson in May 2009 that
explains and comments some of medical, political and institutional
mismanagement of ME.
The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E.
The medical facts
This is an extensive site hosted in Australia by patients with ME. It
is a good systematic overview of the facts about ME.
The controversy around ME
In fact, there are quite a few controversies around ME, but most of them
are connected to if not caused by the fact that three groups of mostly
psychiatrists - organized around doctor Reeves in the US, doctor Wessely in
the UK and doctor Van der Meer in Holland - have succeeded over the last 20 to
30 years in (1) psychosomatizinig ME: according to them it is a psychiatric
disorder without somatic basis and (2) manipulating the research funding for
ME into the pockets of psychiatrists of their own kind and not into any
scientific biomedical research.
This is odd for various reasons four of which are that (a) the theory of
Wessely and co. is not properly scientific or rational in any decent sense of
the terms "scientific" and "rational"; that (b) there is a lot of excellent
biomedical evidence that ME is a real organic disease, as indeed it is
according to the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1969; that (c) although
not helping persons with ME, as is the normal course for such persons in the
US, England and Holland, at least, since decades, surely must be profitable for
governments and insurance-companies that want to save money, even so this
practice is neither
moral, nor medically warranted, nor legally correct, and many persons with ME,
that is a real and serious disease according to the WHO and thousands of
medical doctors, are without any real medical or social help essentially
because a handful of psychiatrists have succeeded in manipulating the health
funding and governmental health policies with regards to ME; whereas (d) there
are excellent scientific arguments to the effect that the psychosomatic psychiatrists of the
Wessely school are mistaken in all their major claims about ME and that their
published so called "scientific research" on the subject of ME is
scientifically worthless and morally despicable.
This section needs more documentation, but for the moment here are three
Magical Medicine (pdf)
This is professor Malcom Hooper's 2010 summary of the many arguments
against the psychosomatic psychiatric school of Wessely, also with much
evidence about the great harm Wessely and his co-workers have done to
THE MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT:
PERSECUTION OF PATIENTS?
This is professor Malcom Hooper's 2003 argument against the
psychosomatic psychiatric school of Wessely, and in defense of many of
Sophia and ME
In 2005 Sophia Mirza died, horribly and painfully, after having spend
years in bed without help, without being able to speak or sit up, and
after having been sectioned and maltreated horribly by co-workers and/or
followers of professor Wessely. The link is to the website that her
mother Criona Wilson made about her, her disease, death and
maltreatment, and is quite impressive, also because everything that
happened is given in precise detail.
Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
Not all men nor all psychiatrists are evil, bad or mad, and Eleanor Stein
is a psychiatrist who isn't and who wrote a good set of guidelines how a
good psychiatrist should react to persons with (apparent) ME.
C. The Liverpool Wesselyan shrinks
The excellent Orla Ni Chomhrai (*) must be
almost divine: She is everywhere at same time. Here is the beginning
of an amazing thread on the
The link is to the beginning of 11 pages at the moment
of writing in which Orla quotes and discusses psychiatric
pseudo-science at its cruelest, in the Western world, outside
rendition-stations, wherever they are.
Here is a post just in on the above thread, that's
been growing since March 25, with lots of quotations that show
pseudo-psychiatry gone mad - here is a victim of it, introduced by
Orla in #104:
#104: Orla : Patient experience
This is an account from one patient who attended
the Liverpool Clinic. This was posted on another forum in early
2007. I have permission to repost it here. I am going to try to
find out more information about the current situation at the
clinic, though it is still run by CBT-school believers. I have
put some of the text below in bold to highlight some of it.
Hi, <name removed>, i'm another one that had
'treatment' from Liverpool, and had the same
responses from the medical team as you.
Dr X [I know the name, I have removed it] was my
consultant prior to his retirement. The first
only) time I saw him he answered my questions
for me - "you sleep during the day" (I didn't, I
worked), "you hate your job" (I loved my job and
was up for promotion) - clear he had a set
stereotype of who has ME.
He sent me on a year long 'treatment' programme
run by Doctors in the Liverpool Tropical School
of Medicine, consisting of GET/CBT and resetting
All the group tried these through the year and
put forward reasons why it wasn't working (if
they did work, surely this would show up in a
year of treatment ) but the Doctors were set
on what they believed - this was
'deconditioning' not ME. There was no
discussion, and if you weren't on board you were
We were given tons of their literature around
GET/CBT, and how if we 'reset our body clocks'
we will sleep better and therefore feel
better-simple as that! One guy in the group
was a builder lugging around bricks, cement etc
every day, he asked how could he be
'deconditioned' doing so much exercise every
We were told to do something even on our worst
days, even if it was only 3 pedal rotations on
an exercise bike (exercise bike was their
recommended fitness tool and we were all
encouraged to get one or get access to one).
The tone was that after diagnosis, we were in
a bit of a 'sorry for ourselves' depression with
having ME - all 'treatments' were 'one size fits
all regardless if it applied to you or not.
That has been my 'treatment' to date - 7 years
on from getting ill, it's tragic. Tragic that
when I try and apply for sickness related
benefits (having lost my last 3 jobs after
relapsing) I have these Doctors giving evidence
to DWP about my condition - needless to say this
has gone against benefit applications
So if you have ME you hate your job, you're
very inactive, you'refeeling sorry for yourself
and you sleep erratically by choice.
Note where the enduring cruelty is apart from this
cruel treatment with CBT and GET:
That has been
my 'treatment' to date - 7 years on from getting ill, it's tragic.
Tragic that when I try and apply for sickness related benefits (having
lost my last 3 jobs after relapsing) I have these Doctors giving
evidence to DWP about my condition - needless to say this has gone
against benefit applications.
(*) aAn extremely intelligent and brave
Irish woman who, like everybody else writing in the following text, has
been and is ill since many years with ME.
(**) KCL = King's College London, an English
university where Wessely teaches.