ME and CFS in popular culture

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Common stereotypes[edit | edit source]

Three common but incorrect stereotypes are express across many media:

  1. Patients are just tired, like everyone else gets, or lazy.
  2. Or conversely, that patients are ambitious overachievers, burnouts
  3. Patients are hypochondriacs and attention seekers.

The primary misconception behind these stereotypes is that patients are not simply tired, they are severely sick & disabled.

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References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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