Peter Behan

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Professor Peter O. Behan, retired consultant neurologist, was one of the few ME specialists working in UK in 1980s. He wrote the introduction to Dr Melvin Ramsay's 1986 Postviral Fatigue Syndrome: The Saga of Royal Free Disease. He is a patron to the ME Association.

He appeared in part two (at 35 mins) of 2012 BBC Alba documentary Toxic Tiredness. He describes mitochondrial abnormalities and speaks of an "essential biochemical or molecular component to the illness which needs to be elucidated, and research should be along the grounds into these illnesses, rather than dealing with psychological talk-the-talk nonsense."

He served as a medical advisor to CHROME (Case History Research on ME), a registered charity for severely disabled ME patients.

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  1. Gow, J. W.; Hagan, S.; Herzyk, P.; Cannon, C.; Behan, P. O.; Chaudhuri, A. (2009), "A gene signature for post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome", BMC Medical Genomics, 2 (38), doi:10.1186/1755-8794-2-38 
  2. Jonathan R. Kerr, Ann-Marie Barrett, Martin D. Curran, Wilhelmina M. H. Behan, Derek Middleton, and Peter O. Behan. (1997). Parvovirus B19 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 3, Iss. 3, pp 101-107. DOI:10.1300/J092v03n03_07
  3. W.S. Watson, G.T. McCreath, A. Chaudhuri & P.O. Behan. (1997). Possible Cell Membrane Transport Defect in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 3, Iss. 3, pp1-13. DOI:10.1300/J092v03n03_01
  4. A. Chaudhuri, T. Majeed, T. Dinan, and P. O. Behan. (1997). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Disorder of Central Cholinergic Transmission. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pp 3-16. DOI:10.1300/J092v03n01_02
  5. J. W. Gow, W. M. H. Behan, P. Cash, K. Simpson, D. Kay, M. M. McGill, and P.O. Behan. Haworth Continuing Features Submission. (1996). Session IV: CFS - Microbiologic Pathogenesis. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 2, Iss. 2-3, pp 81-86. DOI:10.1300/J092v02n02_10
  6. T. Majeed, T. G. Dinan, and P.O. Behan. Haworth Continuing Features Submission. (1996). Session II: CFS - Neuro-Endocrinology. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 2, Iss. 2-3, pp 69-72. DOI:10.1300/J092v02n02_07
  7. John W. Gow & Peter O. Behan. (1996). Viruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 2, Iss. 1, pp 67-83. DOI:10.1300/J092v02n01_06


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