Some critics accuse Wessely of promulgating the view that chronic fatigue syndrome is primarily a psychiatric condition, an approach termed the "psychiatric paradigm" by opponents.<ref>[http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/538090 Medscape] "Trial of cognitive behavioral therapy in CFS sparks criticism" Medscape Medical News. January 20, 2005.</ref>
This article does not mention Wessely. The only mention of "psychiatric paradigm" is attributed to Angela Kennedy, who has no known medical qualifications and is not regarded highly by other patient groups due to the exceptionally combative nature of her organisation the One Click Group.
So: the claim is not about Wessely but about an approach to CFS with which Wessely happens to be associated, and comes from someone who has a visceral hatred for Wessely and anything which portrays CFS as having any component at all outside of the physical. It looks to me like WP:UNDUE. Guy (Help!) 06:48, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Well, the term seems to be mainly associated with One Click and they are emphatically not representative of the patient community as a whole, or even a provably significant proportion thereof. I came across some discussion the other day on one of the mainstream patient group sites, they don't think much of One Click at all precisely because their stance is absolutist and confrontational. As Ben Goldacre says, "I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that". Guy (Help!) 11:05, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
It needs to be remembered I was banned by Jimbo Wales himself after I raised objections to Guy's earlier acts of defamation and libel against me (This is NOT his first time. The wholly libellous 'visceral hatred' description he has used before).
This is an attack on the reputation of a real-world person (and an academic). Guy Chapman has consistently attempted to trash my reputation, using Wikipedia to do so. I am actually a political and academic critic of Simon Wessely's work (though not his work exclusively), and quite well known for my position now, and I am working on research in this area. Chapman's latest claims here against me, out of the blue, are therefore significant.
While this may not have much entertainment or drama value, it is nevertheless exemplary of how Wikipedia can be used to trash real world reputations, not just that of BLP subjects. It is therefore of significance to WR.
Previous thread on Chapman's earlier actions against me:
I am going to write to Jimbo Wales and copy in Chapman and report back.
What should be of interest to people is why Chapman has carried on this POV warring and attempts to discredit me, to the extent that, months going into years after I was banned by Jimbo Wales from Wikipedia, Chapman goes onto a closed membership Yahoo group where the listowner is known to dislike One Click (and has recently attacked me, and my daughter, personally even though I'm no longer associated with One Click) in order to support some of his fatuous claims about me (that I'm not respected for being allegedly too confrontational etc. the truth being, to paraphrase Ben Goldacre ironically invoked by Chapman: "rather more complicated than that") .
Chapman also has this thing about the term 'psychiatric paradigm' which is NOT orginally my term, and IS used by others, but which he is attempting to discredit. Why?