ME and CFS in popular culture

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Common stereotypes[edit]

Three common but incorrect stereotypes are express across many media:

  1. Patients are just tired, like everyone else gets, or lazy.
  2. Or conversely, that patients are ambitious overachievers, burnouts
  3. Patients are hypochondriacs and attention seekers.

The primary misconception behind these stereotypes is that patients are not simply tired, they are severely sick & disabled.

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References[edit]

  1. Ricky Gervais on ME, and other bad comedy - Indigo Jo Blogs
  2. Ricky Gervais ‘apologises’ for show’s ME wise-crack - ME Association
  3. David Brent: Life on the Road
  4. Armando Iannucci - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  5. 'I got every possible sickness': Laura Dundovic reveals how she overcame battle with chronic fatigue syndrome during her teenage years


The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

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