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Research[edit | edit source]

  • 2015, Chronic fatigue syndrome: Features of a population of patients from northern Italy[1](Full Text)

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How many hospitals&doctors, which diagnose and treat ME (estimate): Rehabilitation offers for ME sufferers:

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  1. Capelli, E; Lorusso, L; Ghitti, M; Venturini, L; Cusa, C; Ricevuti, Giovanni (Mar 2015). "Chronic fatigue syndrome: Features of a population of patients from northern Italy". International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology. 28 (1): 53–59. doi:10.1177/0394632015572074. ISSN 0394-6320. 

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.

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

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