The State Of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research In 2018

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By James Moore in Patient Worthy.


Myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has been a controversial condition ever since it was first diagnosed and recognized. Some uninformed doctors still believe that the syndrome is a psychological phenomenon. Meanwhile, the cause of ME/CFS is still not well understood. Some caregivers still recommend treatments for patients, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise therapy, that either ignore the physiological nature of the syndrome or can actually worsen symptoms, respectively. While ME/CFS is not rare, it is under-diagnosed and often mistreated.


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