Posted by willow on February 12, 2001, at 13:38:26
In reply to Re: CFS... ..., posted by dj on February 12, 2001, at 2:16:11
I had been struggling with the symptoms for two years and not one of the "medical" doctors had explained to me how it could be linked to mental health issues. Can you imagine my anger when I found reference to CFS and mental health in a textbook? I asked my old family doctor about it and he confirmed it. Then I asked to be referred to a psychologist and he said that wouldn't help.
About a year later I changed to a younger doctor, and now I can say that I actually am confident of my ability to get to a normal functioning level.
PS I saw the episode of Pamela Wallin. I've seen first hand how scared people can be of mental illness. My father has schizophrenia and even the interaction of some family members with him is shocking. It has affected his social graces but not the man, if that makes any sense. I have more respect for him than alot of other people. But even he thinks of mental illness as just being "crazy." Perhaps it's the generation.