Neurology Newsletter Gets it About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cort

Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Staff member
This article was apparently prompted by the IOM report. It's amazing the impact it has had....
In general, ME/CFS is a condition that is poorly accepted as its pathophysiological mechanisms are poorly understood, and many contest the characteristics needed to make a diagnosis. There continue to be many misconceptions regarding ME/CFS, including that it is a psychogenic illness. Many times, patient symptoms are met with skepticism or even dismissal. After diagnosis, many people with ME/CFS report being subject to hostile attitudes from their health care providers. The cause of ME/CFS is currently unknown; however, symptoms may be triggered by different infections or other prodromal events, including “immunization, anesthetics, physical trauma, exposure to environmental pollutants, chemicals and heavy metals and, rarely, blood transfusions.”
It also gets PEM right :)

See more at: http://www.worldneurologyonline.com/article/myalgic-encephalomyelitischronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-new-name-diagnostic-criteria/#sthash.6HWp6DgP.dpuf
 

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