Dr. Zaher Nahle from the Solve ME/CFS Initiative recently interviewed Dr. Avi Nath, who is leading the intramural study on ME/CFS at the NIH.
The intramural study on ME/CFS at the NIH has raised some concerns in the ME/CFS community:
- the appointment of Dr. Walitt, who has made statements implying that he views ME/CFS as a biopsychosomatic illness, prompting a petition to keep psychiatry out of the intramural study
- the inclusion and exclusion criteria
- the study’s reputed use of some unusual control arms (post Lyme and functional movement disorder)
Dr. Nath’s presentation aims to clarify many of the confounding issues around the NIH’s intramural study and describe the studies in greater detail. For the full transcript as a pdf, click on the link below.
Dr Nath SMCI webinar transcript
#MEAction would like to thank the patient-volunteers who helped to transcribe this 21-page document (now with Dr. Nath’s original slides)!