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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or what? An operational definition

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or what? An operational definition, by Frank Twisk in Diagnostics 2018, 8(3), 64 [Published: 8 September 2018] Article abstract:  Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), identified as a new clinical entity with distinctive features in 1956, was originally considered as a neuromuscular … Continue reading

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ME, CFS & SEID: three distinct clinical entities?

Article abstract: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease: Three Distinct Clinical Entities, by Frank N M Twisk in Open Access Challenges 2018, 9(1), 19 [Published: 13 April 2018] Many researchers consider chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to be a synonym … Continue reading

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PACE: CBT and GET are not rehabilitative therapies

Lancet psychiatry correspondence by Frank Twisk, 18 January 2016: PACE: CBT and GET are not rehabilitative therapies In a recent Article Michael Sharpe and colleagues [1] report on findings of a follow-up study of the PACE trial of proposed rehabilitative interventions … Continue reading

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Important to distinguish ME (with Post-exertional malaise) from CFS

Abstract Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) was identified as a new clinical entity in 1959 and has been acknowledged as a disease of the central nervous system/neurological disease by the World Health Organisation since 1969. Cognitive impairment, (muscle) weakness, circulatory disturbances, marked … Continue reading

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Inflammation in ME/CFS greater than in depression

A research trial by a multi-national team compared bio-markers in people with ME/CFS, depression and healthy people. Background: Depression is an inflammatory disorder while many authors declare myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) to be a functional disorder. The aim of … Continue reading

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