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This Mysterious Condition Affects Millions More Than MS - But You Probably Don't Know It

Tuesday 24 October 2017

 

From UK newspaper the Daily Express:

 

Jennifer Brea and Unrest
Chronic fatigue syndrome: Unrest explores
a very misunderstood condition
(Unrest/Getty)
 

THIS mysterious condition affects millions more than MS - but you probably don't know it

CHRONIC fatigue syndrome affects millions of people worldwide, but barely anything is known about it. A new documentary, Unrest, aims to shine a light on a condition that has been ignored for too long.

By Lauren Clark
Mon, Oct 23, 2017
Copyright ©2017 Express Newspapers. "Daily Express" is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.

Chronic fatigue syndrome – or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and commonly shortened to CFS/ME – affects an estimated 15 to 30 million people globally, including 250,000 in the UK.

That’s more than the 100,000 sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS), an equally devastating condition, but one that has a greater understanding and potential treatments in the pipeline.

Unkindly branded ‘yuppie flu’ in the not too distant past, CFS/ME has been stigmatised and ignored over the decades, despite being first identified as an illness by the World Health Organization back in 1969.

Sufferers were commonly told that symptoms – which included extreme fatigue, severe muscle pain and debilitating cognitive problems – were psychological, and all in their head.

 

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