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Chronic Fatigue Treatment Inadequate, Says Doctor

Tuesday 22 September 2015

 

From the Isle of Man's Manx Radio:

 

Dr Charles Shepherd
Dr Charles Shepherd
 

Chronic fatigue treatment inadequate, says doctor

Monday, September 21st 2015 06:16

Dr Charles Shepherd visits Island

A prominent British doctor has spoken about the lack of treatment options for the Island's chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers.

Dr. Charles Shepherd is a medical advisor to the British ME Association.

He's been visiting the Island to talk to sufferers, ministers and health officials.

It's all part of an awareness campaign by the Manx ME Support Group.

According to Dr. Shepherd, misdiagnosis and a lack of effective support strategies are making life difficult for people with the condition.

It could also be costing the Manx economy up to three million pounds a year.

Speaking to Manx Radio, he explained what kind of treatment a chronic fatigue sufferer might need:

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© Manx Radio 2015 and Aiir

 

The above originally appeared here.

 


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