John Whiting

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John L. Whiting, MD, FRACP, Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine physician in Brisbane, Australia, has concentrated his focus on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and related conditions since 1987. He is one of the researchers at Melbourne Bioanalytics, an Australian research group specializing in metabolomics, genomics and microbiomics research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).[1]

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Open letter to The Lancet[edit | edit source]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 1994, Illness behaviour of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome[3]
  • 1995, Quality of life in chronic fatigue syndrome[4]
  • 1998, Coincidental Splenectomy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[5]

Clinic location[edit | edit source]

15 Morrow Street Taringa, Queensland, 4068, Australia

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  1. "Meet the Researchers | MELBOURNE BIOANALYTICS". MELBOURNE BIOANALYTICS. Retrieved Nov 9, 2018. 
  2. Tuller, David (Jun 19, 2018). "Trial By Error: An Open Letter to The Lancet, Two Years On". 
  3. Schweitzer, R.; Robertson, D. L.; Kelly, B.; Whiting, J. (Jan 1994). "Illness behaviour of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 38 (1): 41–49. ISSN 0022-3999. PMID 8126689. 
  4. Schweitzer, R.; Kelly, B.; Foran, A.; Terry, D.; Whiting, J. (Nov 1995). "Quality of life in chronic fatigue syndrome". Social Science & Medicine (1982). 41 (10): 1367–1372. ISSN 0277-9536. PMID 8560304. 
  5. Miller, Brian J.; Whiting, John L.; Clouston, Andrew D. (Jan 1998). "Coincidental Splenectomy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 4 (1): 37–42. doi:10.1300/j092v04n01_05. ISSN 1057-3321. 

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.

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.

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.

somatic symptom disorder - A psychiatric term to describe an alleged condition whereby a person's thoughts somehow cause physical symptoms. The actual existence of such a condition is highly controversial, due to a lack of scientific evidence. It is related to other psychiatric terms, such as "psychosomatic", "neurasthenia", and "hysteria". Older terms include "somatization", "somatoform disorder", and "conversion disorder". Such terms refer to a scientifically-unsupported theory that claims that a wide range of physical symptoms can be created by the human mind, a theory which has been criticized as "mind over matter" parapsychology, a pseudoscience. Although "Somatic Symptom Disorder" is the term used by DSM-5, the term "Bodily Distress Disorder" has been proposed for ICD-11. (Learn more: www.psychologytoday.com)

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