Category:Mental disorders

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have never been classified as mental disorders or mental illness. The World Health Organization classifies both as neurological diseases, and they do not appear in the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental and Behavioral Disorders (DSM).[1] However, ME/CFS is often poorly understood and can be mistaken for a mental health condition involving "unhelpful illness beliefs" and "behavioral symptoms".

Any person can develop a mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, including people with ME/CFS.

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Health anxiety, Martha Mitchell effect, Personality traits and patient attitudes in ME/CFS

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