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Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis controversy[edit | edit source]
In 1970, Colin McEvedy and fellow psychiatrist A William Beard published an influential study of 15 epidemics of myalgic encephalomyelitis, then known as benign myalgic encephalomyelitis, concluding that the illness was the result of psychosocial phenomena, and caused by either "mass hysteria on the part of patients" or "altered medical perception of the community".
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- History of myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome
- William Beard
- Epidemic myalgic encephalomyelitis