Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 2005, The diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in adults and children. Work to support the NICE Guidelines.(Full text)
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Online presence[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
- NICE guidelines
- The Mental Health Movement: Persecution of Patients?
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Bagnall, Anne-Marie; Hempel, Susanne; Chambers, Duncan; Orton, Vickie; Forbes, Carol (October 2005). The diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) / myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in adults and children Work to support the NICE Guidelines. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York.
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.