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IOM Wants ME/CFM Name Changed to Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID)

Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

The US Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) has recommended that the name ME/CFS be changed to Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). It has also recommended that the disease be assigned a new code in the current WHO International Classification of Diseases, tenth edition (ICD-10). In addition, five main symptoms have been ... Read More »

CFS Is Not a Psychological Illness or Exercise Phobia

exercise phobia

By PENNY SWIFT The authors of a controversial PACE trial analysis published online in The Lancet Psychiatry on January 13 have stated that the fear of exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is not “irrational”, and that the illness is not an exercise phobia or psychological. The have also admitted that CFS is an illness “where exercise increases symptoms.” Writing ... Read More »

US Neuroscientist Says Exercise is a Noxious Stimulus That Worsens Symptoms of ME/CFS

Symptoms of ME/CFS

By PENNY SWIFT A highly regarded American neuroscientist who has researched CFS for more than a decade, has decried media reports based on The Lancet Psychiatry’s recent scientific article that claims graded exercise therapy (GET) is an effective treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The Lancet Psychiatry report, published earlier this week, is the sixth based on the now dated ... Read More »