Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tackling chronic fatigue syndrome from the top down

Tackling chronic fatigue syndrome from the top down

"A top-down approach has helped to advance research within the field of chronic fatigue syndrome, explains the CFS Research Foundation's Anne Faulkner…

For more than a quarter of a century, chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), has stimulated vigorous debate amongst members of the medical research community. From the outset, however, those working to promote investigation into this illness have been involved in an uphill struggle. Surprisingly, one of the most significant obstacles originated from sections of the medical community that were reluctant to recognise CFS/ME as a genuine illness. Moreover, pejorative terms such as 'yuppie flu' did little to improve the condition's credibility within a broader societal context."

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