The Golden Girls
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome episodes[edit | edit source]
"Doctor Budd, I came to you sick, sick and scared and you dismissed me, you didn't have the answer and instead of saying 'I'm sorry I don't know what's wrong with you', you made me feel crazy, like I made it all up, you dismissed me, you made me feel like a child, a fool, a neurotic who was wasting your precious time."
- Golden Girls - Sick & Tired: Part 1 (Season 5 Episode 1 (First Aired September 23 1989), "Dorothy is not feeling well. She goes to see several doctors but none of them can find anything wrong with her. One of them recommends she go see a doctor in New York and when she sees him, he tells her that there's nothing wrong with her and that it's probably in her head.")
- Golden Girls - Sick & Tired: Part 2 (Season 5 Episode 2 (First Aired September 30 1989) "Dorothy is still not feeling well. She turns to Harry who recommends she see a Neurologist at the hospital. The Neurologist tells Dorothy he thinks she might have a condition that is not exactly recognized by the medical community called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. At the end of the episode Dorothy runs into the other doctor who told her that her condition might be in her mind and she sits down with him to explain her frustrations about his (lack of a) diagnosis.")
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 2016 - TV Female Foursomes and Their Fans by Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino
- 2012 - How the Golden Girls Broke New Ground by Michael Cavacini
- 2010 - Catching Up With The Golden Girls' Susan Harris by Dustin Fitzharris for Out magazine
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References[edit | edit source]
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.