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Yet More Research Shows Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Real. When Will Health Services Catch Up?

Thursday 23 March 2017


From UK newspaper The Guardian:


Doctor and patient
‘One wonders how many times an illness must be shown to
exist before up to 250,000 chronically ill Australians will
no longer be accused of maintaining a collective delusion.’
(Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo)

Yet more research shows chronic fatigue syndrome is real. When will health services catch up?

Despite hopeful research, it will be years before chronic fatigue syndrome is taken seriously by GPs and healthcare services. Exercise is not the answer.

By Naomi Chainey
Tuesday 21 March 2017

When The New York Times publishes a piece on the glaring flaws in a large study conducted on the effectiveness of recommended treatments for chronically ill people, saying claims of recovery are “overstated” and “not justified by the data”, I can’t imagine that’s a good thing. However, as someone who has been ill with chronic fatigue syndrome (also called myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS) for over a decade, the article represents hope.


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