Maurice Murphy

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Dr. Maurice Murphy (not to be confused with Gabrielle Murphy) was a co-author of the PACE trial. He is Consultant in Immunology and HIV Medicine in CFS and ME service at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the London NHS Trust, London, UK.

Letter to The Independent[edit | edit source]

Murphy signed a letter along with 27 other professionals that was published in The Independent newspaper in Britain defending Sir Simon Wessely in response to criticism from a 2012 article[1] that challenged the merit of Wessely receiving the John Maddox Standing up for Science honour.[2]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2011, Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): a randomised trial[3]

Letters[edit | edit source]

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the London NHS Trust, William Harvey House, 61 Bartholomew Close, London, UK

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

  • PubMed
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Website
  • YouTube

Learn more[edit | edit source]

  • Wikipedia
  • Institution

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

pacing - The practice of staying within one's "energy envelope" or personal limit by combining periods of activity with periods of rest or avoiding exerting beyond a certain level. ME/CFS patients use pacing to avoid or reduce post-exertional malaise (PEM). Some patients use a heart rate monitor to help with pacing.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

PACE trial - A controversial study which claimed that CBT and GET were effective in treating "CFS/ME", despite the fact that its own data did not support this conclusion. Its results and methodology were widely disputed by patients, scientists, and the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

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