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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In Canada 'Even Worse Than We Thought': Survey

Friday 11 August 2017

 

From Canada's CTV News:

 

Scott Simpson
Scott Simpson, who has been diagnosed with
chronic fatigue syndrome, spoke with CTV News
about living with the condition.
(CTV News)
 

Chronic fatigue syndrome in Canada 'even worse than we thought': survey

CTVNews.ca Staff
With files from CTV's medical specialist Avis Favaro and producer Elizabeth St. Philip
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
© 2017 Bell Media. All rights reserved.

A new survey suggests chronic fatigue syndrome may be far more prevalent in Canada than previously thought, and more widespread than many more well-known conditions.

The suggestion is based on a Statistics Canada survey in which respondents were asked whether their doctor had diagnosed them with chronic fatigue or its more recently introduced name, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The survey shows some 560,000 Canadians report that they have the disease -- a 36.7 per cent increase over previous results from 2014. The number also suggests the disease may be more common than breast cancer, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis combined.

Advocates say the results are a call to action for federal and provincial governments, whom they say need to step up their funding for chronic fatigue research.

 

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