Stress

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Stress, particularly chronic stress, is considered a potential trigger for ME/CFS. It is also thought to worsen ME/CFS symptoms. ME patients are usually advised to avoid stress wherever possible.

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Corticosteroids shift cytokine profiles to Th2 dominance.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Brinkmann, V.; Kristofic, C. (Oct 1, 1995). "Regulation by corticosteroids of Th1 and Th2 cytokine production in human CD4+ effector T cells generated from CD45RO- and CD45RO+ subsets". Journal of Immunology (Baltimore, Md.: 1950). 155 (7): 3322–3328. ISSN 0022-1767. PMID 7561025. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome

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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