Yuppie flu campaigners fight ‘mental illness’ label
‘Yuppie flu’ campaigners are going to court to try to force the Government’s health watchdog to stop defining it as a psychiatric illness.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) could have to rewrite its new guidelines on chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME.
A pressure group is taking High Court action in what is understood to be the first case of its kind. The One Click Group, which has 8,000 online supporters worldwide, is challenging Nice’s treatment advice on the grounds that it labels sufferers as mentally ill.
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