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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E./CFS)?

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E./CFS)?

This illness is to fatigue what a nuclear bomb is to a match. It’s an absurd mischaracterization.” – Laura Hillenbrand, battling CFS, bestselling author of Seabiscuit   World Health Organisation ICD classification of “Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis”: a specific condition under Read more…


The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

M.E. Epidemics 1934 1.  Los Angeles City and California State, USA Epidemic among personnel at L.A. County Hospital, Ruth Protection Home and throughout California, paralleling poliomyelitis, often diagnosed as atypical poliomyelitis, sometimes including arthropathy. 1936 2.  Fond-du-Lac, Wisconsin, USA An outbreak Read more…


SPECT Scan of an ME/CFS Patient’s Brain

SPECT Scan of an ME/CFS Patient's Brain

Neurological Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Haworth Medical Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, Inc.) Vol. 6, No. 3/4, 2000, pp. 51-68. Abhijit Chaudhuri, DM, MD, MRCP; Peter 0. Behan, DSc, MD, FACP, Read more…


Suicide, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia

Suicide, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia

Mortality in a cohort of chronically fatigued patients. Journal: Psychol Med. 2006 Sep;36(9):1301-6. Authors: Smith WR, Noonan C, Buchwald D. Affiliations: Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. Correspondence: WR Smith, Harborview Medical Read more…