Abigail Brown

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Abigail A. Brown, PhD., is a post-doctoral fellow at Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health in Chicago, Illinois, US.[1] She received her Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology at the Center for Community Research, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, with Dr. Leonard Jason as her academic advisor. Her research work focuses on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), specifically diagnosis of the condition, case definition clarification, the impact of medical, social and familial stigma on quality of life, and non-pharmacological treatment interventions.[2] Her doctoral thesis suggested that post-exertional malaise (PEM) should be considered a cardinal symptom of ME and CFS.[3]

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  1. https://www.linkedin.com/in/abby-brown-phd-5555b38b/
  2. https://www.omicsonline.org/author-profile/Abigail_Brown/
  3. http://via.library.depaul.edu/csh_etd/234/
  4. Jason, Leonard A; Sorenson, Matthew; Evans, Meredyth; Brown, Abigail; Flores, S; Sunnquist, Madison; Schafer, C (2013), "The implications of sensitization and kindling for chronic fatigue syndrome", N. Gotsiridze-Columbus (Ed.),Encephalitis, Encephalomyelitis, Encephalopathies: Symptoms, causes and potential complications (pages 73-94), New York: Nova Science 
  5. Jason, Leonard A.; Porter, Nicole; Brown, Molly; Anderson, Valerie; Brown, Abigail; Hunnell, Jessica; Lerch, Athena (2009). "CFS: A Review of Epidemiology and Natural History Studies". Bulletin of the IACFS/ME. 17 (3): 88–106. PMID 21243091. 
  6. Brown, Molly M.; Brown, Abigail A.; Jason, Leonard A. (2010), "Illness duration and coping style in chronic fatigue syndrome", Psychological Reports, 106 (2): 383–393, doi:10.2466/PR0.106.2.383-393, PMID 20524538 
  7. Jason, Leonard A.; Porter, Nicole; Hunnell, Jessica; Brown, Abigail; Rademaker, Alfred; Richman, Judith A. (2011). "A natural history study of chronic fatigue syndrome". Rehabilitation Psychology. 56 (1): 32–42. doi:10.1037/a0022595. ISSN 1939-1544. PMID 21401284. 
  8. Jason, LA; Evans, M; Brown, M; Porter, N; Brown, A; Hunnell, J; Anderson, V; Lerch, A (2011), "Fatigue Scales and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Issues of Sensitivity and Specificity", Disability Studies Quarterly: DSQ, 31 (1): 1375, PMID 21966179 
  9. Jason, Leonard A.; Skendrovic, Beth; Furst, Jacob; Brown, Abigail; Weng, Angela; Bronikowski, Christine (Aug 5, 2011). "Data mining: comparing the empiric CFS to the Canadian ME/CFS case definition". Journal of Clinical Psychology. 68 (1): 41–49. doi:10.1002/jclp.20827. ISSN 0021-9762. PMC 3228898Freely accessible. PMID 21823124. 
  10. Brown, M; Kaplan, C; Jason, L (2012), "Factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (6): 799-808, doi:10.1177/1359105311424470 
  11. Jason, Leonard A.; Brown, Molly; Evans, Meredyth; Brown, Abigail (Oct 2012). "Predictors of Fatigue among Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 22 (7): 822–832. doi:10.1080/10911359.2012.707896. ISSN 1091-1359. PMC 3955704Freely accessible. PMID 24643250. 
  12. Jason, LA; Brown, A; Evans, M; Sunnquist, M; Newton, JL (2013), "Contrasting chronic fatigue syndrome versus myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (3): 168-183, doi:10.1080/21641846.2013.774556 
  13. Jason, LA; Brown, M; Brown, A; Evans, M; Flores, S; Grant-Holler, E; Sunnquist, M (2013), "Energy conservation/envelope theory interventions", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (1-2): 27-42, doi:10.1080/21641846.2012.733602 
  14. Jason, Leonard A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Furst, Jacob D.; Simonis, Valerie (2014), "Examining case definition criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2 (1): 40-56, doi:10.1080/21641846.2013.862993 
  15. Brown, Abigail A.; Jason, Leonard A. (2014), "Validating a measure of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome symptomatology.", Fatigue: biomedicine, health & behavior, 2 (3): 132-152, doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.928014 
  16. Jason, Leonard A.; Katz, Ben Z.; Mears, Cynthia; Jantke, Rachel; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; O’Connor, Kelly (Nov 21, 2015). "Issues in Estimating Rates of Pediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in a Community-Based Sample". Avicenna Journal of Neuro Psych Physiology. 2 (4). doi:10.17795/ajnpp-37281. ISSN 2383-2436. PMC 5336218Freely accessible. PMID 28261672. 
  17. Jason, LA; Kot, B; Sunnquist, M; Brown, A; Reed, J; Furst, J; Newton, JL; Strand, EB; Vernon, SD (2015), "Comparing and Contrasting Consensus versus Empirical Domains", Fatigue: biomedicine, health & behavior, 3 (2): 63-74, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1017344, PMID 26977374 
  18. Jason, Leonard A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Kot, Bobby; Brown, Abigail (2015), "Unintended Consequences of not Specifying Exclusionary Illnesses for Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease", Diagnostics, 5 (2): 272-286, doi:10.3390/diagnostics5020272 
  19. Jason, L.A.; Sunnquist, M.; Brown, A.; McManimen, S; Furst, J. D. (2015), "Reflections on the Institute of Medicine's systemic exertion intolerance disease", Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej, 125 (7-8): 576–581, doi:10.20452/pamw.2973 
  20. Jason, L.A.; Sunnquist, M.; Brown, A.; Newton, J.L.; Strand, E.B.; Vernon, S.D. (2015), "Chronic fatigue syndrome versus systemic exertion intolerance disease", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (3): 127-141, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1051291 
  21. Jason, Leonard A; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Furst, Jacob; Cid, Marjoe; Farietta, Jillianna; Kot, Bobby; Bloomer, Craig; Nicholson, Laura; Williams, Yolonda; Jantke, Rachel; Newton, Julia L; Strand, Elin Bolle (2015), "Factor Analysis of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire: Identifying Core Domains", Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology, 1 (4), doi:10.16966/2379-7150.114 
  22. Jason, Leonard A.; So, Suzanna; Brown, Abigail A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Evans, Meredyth (Jan 1, 2015). "Test-Retest Reliability of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 3 (1): 16–32. doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.978110. ISSN 2164-1846. PMC 4788471Freely accessible. PMID 26973799. 
  23. Jason, Leonard A.; Evans, Meredyth; So, Suzanna; Scott, Jilian; Brown, Abigail (2015). "Problems in defining post-exertional malaise". Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 43 (1): 20–31. doi:10.1080/10852352.2014.973239. ISSN 1540-7330. PMID 25584525. 
  24. Wise, Shelby; Ross, Amanda; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Jason, Leonard (Nov 4, 2015). "An assessment of fatigue in patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome". Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (6): 733–742. doi:10.1177/1359105315613624. ISSN 1359-1053. 
  25. McManimen, Stephanie L.; Devendorf, Andrew R.; Brown, Abigail A.; Moore, Billie C.; Moore, James H.; Jason, Leonard A. (2016), "Mortality in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (4): 195-207, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1236588 
  26. Kidd, Elizabeth; Brown, Abigail; McManimen, Stephanie; Jason, Leonard A.; Newton, Julia L.; Strand, Elin B. (2016), "The Relationship between Age and Illness Duration in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Diagnostics, 6 (2): 16, doi:10.3390/diagnostics6020016 
  27. Jason, Leonard A; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Newton, Julia L (2016), "Are Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome different illnesses? A preliminary analysis", Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (1): 3-15, doi:10.1177/1359105313520335 
  28. Ohanian, Diana; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; Furst, Jacob; Nicholson, Laura; Klebek, Lauren; Jason, Leonard (2016), "Identifying Key Symptoms Differentiating Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from Multiple Sclerosis", EC Neurology, 4.1 (2): 41-45, PMID 28066845 
  29. Nicholson, Laura; Brown, Abigail; Jason, Leonard A.; Ohanian, Diana; O’Connor, Kelly (2016), "Educational Priorities for Healthcare Providers and Name Suggestions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Including the Patient Voice", Clin Res Open Access, 2 (1), doi:10.16966/2469-6714.112 
  30. Jason, Leonard A.; McManimen, Stephanie; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Furst, Jacob; Newton, Julia L.; Strand, Elin Bolle (Jan 2016). "Case definitions integrating empiric and consensus perspectives". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 4 (1): 1–23. doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1124520. ISSN 2164-1846. PMID 27088059. 
  31. Jason, Leonard A.; Ohanian, Diana; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; McManimen, Stephanie; Klebek, Lauren; Fox, Pamela A.; Sorenson, Matthew (2017), "Differentiating Multiple Sclerosis from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Insights in Biomedicine, 2 (2), doi:10.21767/2572-5610.100011 
  32. Siegel, Zachary A; Brown, Abigail; Devendorf, Andrew; Collier, Johanna; Jason, Leonard (2018), "A content analysis of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis in the news from 1987 to 2013", Chronic Illness, 14 (1): 3-12, doi:10.1177/1742395317703175 
  33. Brown, Abigail; Jason, Leonard A (Jul 5, 2018). "Meta-analysis investigating post-exertional malaise between patients and controls". Journal of Health Psychology: 135910531878416. doi:10.1177/1359105318784161. ISSN 1359-1053. 
  34. Devendorf, Andrew R; Brown, Abigail A; Jason, Leonard A (Dec 2018). "Patients' hopes for recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Toward a "recovery in" framework". Chronic Illness. doi:10.1177/1742395318815965. 

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Post-exertional malaise (PEM) - A notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small physical or cognitive exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) - A term for ME/CFS that aims to avoid the stigma associated with the term "chronic fatigue syndrome", while emphasizing the defining characteristic of post-exertional malaise (PEM). SEID was defined as part of the diagnostic criteria put together by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report of 10 February 2015.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

Post-exertional malaise (PEM) - A notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small physical or cognitive exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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