People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Less Likely To Reach Out For Support

ByJulia Métraux in Very Well Health.

People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Less Likely to Reach Out For Support

Key Takeaways

  • 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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