New York, New York! The State of New York Officially Gets It About ME/CFS

Discussion in 'ME/CFS and FM News' started by Cort, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Cort

    Cort Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising Staff Member

    Thanks to Terri Wilder and Mary Dimmock the great state of New York - the third largest state in the Union - now officially gets it about ME/CFS. From the New York website:

    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (my*al*gic + en*ceph*a*lo*my*eli*tis) (ME), historically referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome, is a serious, chronic disease that affects multiple body systems, including the nervous system, the immune system, and the body's production of energy. Many people start feeling the symptoms of ME after contracting a viral or other type of infection or following a change in hormonal status, but experts do not yet know the exact cause. ....

    What is known is that ME is not a psychiatric disorder and it is not caused by a lack of exercise, contrary to common belief​