Valentina Bodina Cohen

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Valentina Bodina Cohen, originally from Italy, came down with infectious Mononucleosis in 1981 which progressed to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) at the age of 14.[citation needed] She was finally diagnosed in 2011 by Dr. Andreas Kogelnik of the Open Medicine Institute in California. Having to struggle to study and function, she managed to receive her J.D. from Universita' degli Studi, Milano, Italy.[citation needed]

She spearheaded the use of the hashtag #pwme for People with ME on Twitter.[citation needed]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Cohen was one of the many patients and advocates interviewed by Jennifer Brea for the documentary Unrest.

Advocacy letter[edit | edit source]

One of the signers of: An Open Letter from ME/CFS Advocates to the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

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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