Margaret Williams

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Margaret Williams is a pseudonym for a patient advocate who used to work in the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom in a senior clinical capacity until severe myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) put an end to her career. She has written extensively about ME, often in collaboration with Professor Malcolm Hooper. For professional and personal reasons she does not wish her own name to be in the public domain. Her articles illustrate how the "Wessely School" have ignored the biomedical science on ME/CFS for almost 30 years.

A catalogue of over 330 articles by Margaret Williams and Professor Malcolm Hooper and others may be found here.[1]

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  1. "Articles on ME/CFS by Margaret Williams and Prof Malcolm Hooper and others". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. Hooper, Malcolm (February 12, 2020). "Magical Medicine: How to Make a Disease Disappear" (PDF). Contributions from members of the ME community. Researched by Margaret Williams.

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.

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