Peter Behan

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Professor Peter Oliver Behan, (d. 31st August 2019),[1] MD, DSc, FACP, FRCP, FLS, consultant neurologist, was one of the few ME specialists working in UK in 1980s. He wrote the introduction to Dr Melvin Ramsay's 1986 Postviral Fatigue Syndrome: The Saga of Royal Free Disease. He was a patron to the ME Association.

While appearing in part two (at 35 mins) of 2012 BBC Alba documentary Toxic Tiredness, he describes mitochondrial abnormalities and speaks of an "essential biochemical or molecular component to the illness which needs to be elucidated, and research should be along the grounds into these illnesses, rather than dealing with psychological talk-the-talk nonsense."

He served as a medical advisor to CHROME (Case History Research on ME), a registered charity for severely disabled ME patients.

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  1. "Death Notices & Obituaries: Peter Oliver Behan". www.heraldscotland.com. Retrieved Sep 9, 2019. 
  2. Features Submission, Haworth Continuing (Jan 1996). "Session IV". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (2-3): 81–86. doi:10.1300/j092v02n02_10. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  3. Features Submission, Haworth Continuing (Jan 1996). "Session II". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (2-3): 69–72. doi:10.1300/j092v02n02_07. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  4. Gow, John W.; Behan, Peter O. (Jan 1996). "Viruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (1): 67–83. doi:10.1300/j092v02n01_06. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  5. Kerr, Jonathan R.; Barrett, Ann-Marie; Curran, Martin D.; Behan, Wilhelmina M. H.; Middleton, Derek; Behan, Peter O. (Jan 1997). "Parvovirus B19 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (3): 101–107. doi:10.1300/j092v03n03_07. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  6. Watson, W. S.; McCreath, G. T.; Chaudhuri, A.; Behan, P. O. (Jan 1997). "Possible Cell Membrane Transport Defect in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (3): 1–13. doi:10.1300/j092v03n03_01. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  7. Chaudhuri, A.; Majeed, T.; Dinan, T.; Behan, P. O. (Jan 1997). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (1): 3–16. doi:10.1300/j092v03n01_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  8. Gow, J.W.; Hagan, S.; Herzyk, P.; Cannon, C.; Behan, P.O.; Chaudhuri, A. (2009). "A gene signature for post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome". BMC Medical Genomics. 2 (38). doi:10.1186/1755-8794-2-38. 

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