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New Clinical Case Definition for ME/CFS: Fears It Will Be Labeled “Behavioral Health”

behavioral health

By PENNY SWIFT A new clinical case definition and diagnostic criteria for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) will be announced by the US Institute of Medicine (IOM) tomorrow, six weeks earlier than its due date, March 22. Fears are, because the National Institute of Health (NIH) insisted on including behavioral health specialists on the IOM ME/CFS committee, that the new ... 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 »

US NIH Report Calls for UK Definition of ME/CFS to be Scrapped

ME/CFS

By PENNY SWIFT Continuing to use the Oxford definition (of ME/CFS) may impair progress and cause harm. National Institutes of Health Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing the Research of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome draft statement The United States National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a draft report that highlights the dire need for scientific research that will help find ... Read More »