Susan Blackmore

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Susan Jane Blackmore (born 29 July 1951) is a British parapsychologist, freelance writer, lecturer, sceptic, and broadcaster on psychology and the paranormal, and is best known for her book The Meme Machine. She has written or contributed to over 40 books and 60 scholarly articles and is a contributor to The Guardian newspaper.[1] She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in 1995.[2] She has controversially described CFS as a "meme in some respects".[3]

Illness[edit | edit source]

Susan Blackmore became ill with chronic fatigue syndrome in 1995 after a bout of influenza. She also attributes "many years of overwork and sleep deprivation" to the development of her CFS. She credits bed rest, pacing, and improving her sleep with improving her symptoms.[3]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Full Biography". Dr Susan Blackmore. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  2. Lisman, S.R.; Dougherty, K. (2007). "Ten Famous People with CFS". Chronic Fatigue Syndrome For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 297–904. ISBN 9780470117729.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blackmore, Susan (December 14, 2021). "Re: What causes chronic fatigue syndrome?". The BMJ.