By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
The Netherlands and the U.K. have been the epicenter of biopsychosocial research (CBT/GET) into chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) for the past 20 years or so, but that is changing. In 2018, the Dutch Health Council asserted that “Scientific research on ME/CFS is needed to serve patients better”, and that the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport should commission “a long-term, substantial research programme on ME/CFS“.
The Netherlands recently committed to spend 28 million euros (almost $33 million) on chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research over the next ten years. It’s not a huge amount of money, but Dutch researchers have shown the ability to make a lot out of a little.
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