In his article “A cure for Morgellons disease?”, Dr Chris Rangel says something that Morgellons believers will like:
“these patients are neither crazy nor are they faking their symptoms “
I agree, at least with the point he is making. Here’s the full article:
Here is the article in the NY Times:
And here’s the actual study under discussion:
And the “cure” (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Somatization Disorder)
Is this a “cure for Morgellons”? No, it’s an effective treatment for Somatization Disorder. That might cover a lot of the cases of Morgellons, but it’s not going to treat those who have genuine dermatological and neurological disorder, and simply mistakenly believe they have Morgellons, since they find some fibers on their skin. It might help them seek more effective treatments, however.