Invisible Illness - Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Invisible Illness - Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a documentary by Veronica Weber. Featuring Whitney Dafoe, Stephen Shimshock, and Susan Kreutzer. Ms. Kreutzer became ill in the Incline Village outbreak while on vacation and she mentions this in the video @2:20.

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Invisible Illness - Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. By Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online

"This mini documentary reveals 3 stories of people who have been impacted by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - a little known disease that affects roughly 836,000-2.5 million people in the U.S. and receives little research funding. They share emotions of treating loved ones with the disease, their frustrations of being ignored by members of society and the healthcare industry and express hopes of treatment and research. Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online"[1]

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  1. Weber, Veronica (Jul 10, 2015). "Invisible Illness - Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. 
  2. Dremann, Sue (Jul 10, 2015). "Chronic fatigue syndrome saps its victims, but new research may find the cause". www.paloaltoonline.com. Retrieved Jan 21, 2019. 

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.

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