Brian Hughes

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Brian Michael Hughes, Ph.D., is a specialist in stress psychophysiology and a Professor of Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.[1]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • 1993, B.A. degree in Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway[2]
  • 1998, Ph.D. degree in Psychology, National University of Ireland, Galway[2]
  • 2009, Ed.M. degree in Science Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, US[2]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 2018, Psychology in Crisis[3]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

  • October 2018, Invited lecture, Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI, Newry, Northern Ireland; Speech title: The PACE Trial and Psychology’s Crisis[2]
  • September 2019, Keynote Lecture, Hope 4 ME & Fibro NI Annual Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Speech title: Off the PACE and not NICE: Challenges facing evidence-based practice in ME/CFS[2]

Articles[edit | edit source]

  • 2019, Monitoring treatment harm in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A freedom-of-information study of National Health Service specialist centres in England[4] - (Abstract)

Online presence[edit | edit source]

  • Facebook
  • YouTube

See also[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Psychology - NUI Galway". www.nuigalway.ie. Retrieved Aug 7, 2019. 
  2. 2.02.12.22.32.4 "Brian M. Hughes CV" (PDF). Retrieved Aug 7, 2019. 
  3. Hughes, Brian M. (2018). Psychology in crisis. London. ISBN 1352003007. OCLC 1027144538. 
  4. McPhee, Graham; Baldwin, Adrian; Kindlon, Tom; Hughes, Brian M (Jun 24, 2019). "Monitoring treatment harm in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: A freedom-of-information study of National Health Service specialist centres in England". Journal of Health Psychology: 135910531985453. doi:10.1177/1359105319854532. ISSN 1359-1053. 

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.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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