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. "Patient Advocate Spotlight: Alan Gurwitt, M.D." Retrieved Sep 10, 2019. 
  3. "Committees of the IACFS/ME". Retrieved Sep 10, 2019. 
  4. "Fighting Back Against Chronic Fatigue". Retrieved Sep 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 (Jul 2014), "2014 Primer for Clinical Practitioners (CFS/ME)" (PDF), 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 Sep 10, 2019. 
  9. M.D, Alan Gurwitt (Jun 26, 2015). "Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Stuck?". Health Rising. Retrieved Sep 10, 2019. 
  10. "Trial By Error: More Experts Urge Godlee to Retract Lightning Process Study". Retrieved Sep 10, 2019. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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