Críona Wilson talks about her ordeal

In the Irish Independent dated 9 March 2010, Críona Wilson, originally from Ennis in Co. Clare, describes her daughter Sophia’s severe case of M.E., and her rapid decline following the dreadful ordeal of being forcibly sectioned. The case of Sophia Mirza was mentioned in these entries, and you can read more by Críona Wilson on this website:

I believe that it is incumbent on each and every one of us to find a way to ensure that all doctors and psychiatrists must conform to the guidelines of the World Health Organisation.

My youngest child, Sophia, suffered from severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) for at least six years. This disease is also controversially known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Since 1969 the World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorised M.E. as a physical neurological disease. The doctors and psychiatrist threatened Sophia with sectioning in a mental hospital if she refused to go into a particular M.E. Clinic. They carried out their threat in July 2003. The effects on Sophia’s health were devastating. She died on 25th November 2005. She was only 32.


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