Dorothy Bruck

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Dorothy Bruck, BA (Hons) (Uni Tas), PhD (La Trobe), MAPS, is an Emeritus Professor at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Her academic interests include sleep/wake behaviour, mental health, chronic fatigue, arousal thresholds, human behaviour in emergencies and the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities. She is a founding Director of the Sleep Health Foundation, Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.[1]

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  • 1990 - PhD, La Trobe University (Thesis: Dietary intake and sleepiness after glucose in narcolepsy)[2]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 2017, Chapter 31 - Sleep, Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice[3]

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  1. https://www.vu.edu.au/contact-us/dorothy-bruck
  2. http://vc-research.kums.ac.ir/kums_content/media/image/2010/09/8032_orig.pdf
  3. Wallis, A., Jackson, M. L., Ball, M., Lewis, D. P. and Bruck, D. (2017) Sleep, Cognitive and Mood Symptoms in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, in The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice (eds C. L. Cooper and J. C. Quick), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118993811.ch31
  4. Bruck, Dorothy; Jackson, Melinda L. (Dec 15, 2012). "Sleep Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: A Review". Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 08 (06): 719–728. doi:10.5664/jcsm.2276. ISSN 1550-9389. PMC 3501671Freely accessible. PMID 23243408. 
  5. Jackson, ML; Butt, Henry; Ball, Michelle; Lewis, Donald; Bruck, Dorothy (November 2015), "Sleep quality and the treatment of intestinal microbiota imbalance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A pilot study.", Sleep Science, 8 (3): 124-33, doi:10.1016/j.slsci.2015.10.001, PMID 26779319 
  6. Wallis, Amy; Butt, Henry; Ball, Michelle; Lewis, Donald; Bruck, Dorothy (Jan 13, 2016), "Support for the Microgenderome: Associations in a Human Clinical Population", Scientific Reports, volume 6; article 19171, doi:10.1038/srep19171, PMID 26757840 
  7. Wallis, Amy; Ball, Michelle; McKechnie, Sandra; Butt, Henry L; Lewis, Donald P; Bruck, Dorothy (2017), "Examining clinical similarities between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and d-lactic acidosis: a systematic review", Journal of Translational Medicine, 2017 (15): 129, doi:10.1186/s12967-017-1229-1 
  8. Wallis, Amy; Ball, Michelle; Butt, Henry L; Lewis, Donald P; McKechnie, Sandra; Paull, Phillip; Jaa-Kwee, Amber; Bruck, Dorothy (2018), "Open-label pilot for treatment targeting gut dysbiosis in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome: neuropsychological symptoms and sex comparisons", Journal of Translational Medicine, 16 (1): 24, doi:10.1186/s12967-018-1392-z 

chronic fatigue (CF) - Persistent and abnormal fatigue is a symptom, not an illness. It may be caused by depression, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or many other illnesses. The term "chronic fatigue" should never be confused with the disease chronic fatigue syndrome.

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.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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.

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.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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