Alan Gurwitt

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Alan R. Gurwitt, MD, retired adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst from Massachusetts, US, and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; formerly an Associate Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center and University of Connecticut School of Medicine.[1][2]

He served as the President of the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association from 1988 to 1992,[2] and on the Guidelines Committee of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[3]

Dr. Gurwitt developed a mild case of ME/CFS in August 1986 after two episodes of exposure to toxic chemicals used in horticulture[2] and a bout of flu.[4]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • M.D., Yale School of Medicine

Writing Committees[edit | edit source]

Dr. Gurwitt was a member of the writing committee for several primers and manuals, including:

Articles and letters[edit | edit source]

CFSAC[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

  • 19 Sep 2007, Fighting Back Against Chronic Fatigue in Everyday Health - (Article)

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Patient Advocate Spotlight: Alan Gurwitt, M.D." Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  3. "Committees of the IACFS/ME". Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  4. "Fighting Back Against Chronic Fatigue". Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  5. Jason, Leonard A; Jordan, Karen; Miike, Teruhisa; Bell, David S; Lapp, Charles; Torres-Harding, Susan; Rowe, Kathy; Gurwitt, Alan; De Meirleir, Kenny; Van Hoof, Elke LS (2006), "A Pediatric Case Definition for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 13 (2–3): 1–44, doi:10.1300/J092v13n02_01
  6. International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME); Friedberg, Fred; Bateman, Lucinda; Bested, Alison C; Davenport, Todd; Friedman, Kenneth J; Gurwitt, Alan R; Jason, Leonard A; Lapp, Charles W; Stevens, Staci R; Underhill, Rosemary A; Vallings, Rosamund (July 2014), "2014 Primer for Clinical Practitioners (CFS/ME)", IACFS/ME
  7. Rowe, Peter C.; Underhill, Rosemary A.; Friedman, Kenneth J.; Gurwitt, Alan; Medow, Marvin S.; Schwartz, Malcolm S.; Speight, Nigel; Stewart, Julian M.; Vallings, Rosamund; Rowe, Katherine S. (2017). "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer". Frontiers in Pediatrics. 5 (121). doi:10.3389/fped.2017.00121.
  8. "Dr. Alan Gurwitt's letter to DSM-V Committee of the APA". Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  9. M.D, Alan Gurwitt (June 26, 2015). "Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Stuck?". Health Rising. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
  10. "Trial By Error: More Experts Urge Godlee to Retract Lightning Process Study". Virology blog. Retrieved September 10, 2019.