Toni Bernhard (Antonia Bernhard), J.D, was the Dean of Students and Faculty Member, University of California, Davis, School of Law, from 1982 to 2004. She is currently disabled with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).
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Bernhard has authored several highly acclaimed books, including the award-winning How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers and How To Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness.
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Bernhard's blog in Psychology Today magazine is called "Turning Straw Into Gold."
Articles[edit | edit source]
- Feb 2016, Why Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Still a Mystery? in Psychology Today
- Feb 2017, "Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An introduction to Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME" in Psychology Today
- Apr 2019, 8 Years of My Most Popular Posts in Psychology Today
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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.