ByJulia Métraux in Very Well Health.
People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Less Likely to Reach Out For Support
- A study published in April suggests that people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) are less likely to reach out for social support than others with chronic health conditions.
- Treatment for ME/CFS often involves treating symptoms associated with it, like chronic pain.
- People who contract COVID-19 may develop ME/CFS, which opened the doors for more interest in and funding for research.
During the pandemic, people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) were less likely to reach out for social support than people with other diseases, according to a new study.
The researchers from France sent out a questionnaire between April 15 to May 11, 2020, when the country was experiencing an initial COVID-19 lockdown to see how people with ME/CFS and other conditions coped with their condition while being in confinement. People with ME/CFS reached out for support at lower rates than people with conditions like cancer, kidney failure, heart diseases, and chronic obstructive bronchitis.
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