Alan W. Lear
Alan W. Lear (October 26 1953 - December 26 2008) was a Scottish writer of science fiction and horror. His works include plays for the Audio Visuals series of amateur-produced Doctor Who stories and several short fiction stories.
Illness[edit | edit source]
Lear came down with glandular fever in 1976, which developed into chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). He lived with CFS for the remainder of his life, which severely affected his opportunities to advance his writing. Lear died on Boxing Day, December 26, 2008 at the age of 55.
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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.