Diagnosis – an introduction
Diagnostic tests are currently being trialled but none is yet available for clinical use. Diagnosis is however possible following a thorough clinical evaluation to identify a characteristic collection of symptoms and rule out other conditions.
How is ME diagnosed?
A 10 minute video where Dr Charles Shepherd (GP and person with ME) explains his approach to diagnosis. (2014)
Diagnosis & management of ME
A 2 page overview and a 12 min video overview of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Dr David Kaufman, a specialist in complex diseases in California, USA.
Diagnosis of paediatric ME/CFS with Dr Nigel Speight and Prof Peter Rowe
A 14 minute discussion about the diagnosis of paediatric ME by two world renowned ME/CFS paediatricians, Prof Peter Rowe and Dr Nigel Speight – click here for video
A number of practitioners are exploring the use of physical examination to identify signs of ME:
- Perrin technique – Osteopath Raymond Perrin’s RCT found a 5 point physical exam could accurately diagnose ME.