Mary Dimmock

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Mary Dimmock worked in the pharmaceutical industry until becoming a patient advocate after her son, Matthew Lazell-Fairman developed ME/CFS in 2010.[1][2] Her advocacy work includes: authoring papers on the history,[3] the disease burden,[4] and common data elements for research of ME/CFS;[5] participating in government committees; and public speaking.

Thirty Years of Disdain[edit | edit source]

In 2015, Dimmock wrote an extensively referenced advocacy paper with her son, Matthew Lazell-Fairman, titled Thirty Years of Disdain: How HHS and A Group of Psychiatrists Buried Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, which documents the history and the politics of ME since the 1980s, with a particular focus on how the US Health and Human Services (HHS) and a group of British psychiatrists led by Simon Wessely have mishandled the disease.[3]

Studies and articles[edit | edit source]

  • 2016, Estimating the disease burden of ME/CFS in the United States and its relation to research funding[4] (Full Text)
  • 2017, Public Review - Draft of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Common Data Elements (CDE); Fatigue Subgroup Materials[6] - (Full Text)
  • 2018, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What Every Family Physician Needs to Know[7] (Full text)
  • 2021, Caring for the Patient with Severe or Very Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[8] (Full text)

Committees[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

HHS/CFSAC Testimony[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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