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Perceived stress, illness invalidation, and symptom severity in ME/CFS

Research abstract: Background: Qualitative studies indicate that individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) commonly experience illness invalidation from medical professionals that is often experienced as stressful and may contribute to strained patient-provider relationships, transfers of care, and/or decreased treatment … Continue reading

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The most extreme consequence of ME/CFS – trauma & premature death

Livets bilder (Life images) blog post, 25 October 2016: The most extreme consequence – trauma and premature death  (Originally written in Swedish) In this post I will write about something that I see as the most extreme consequence of what I … Continue reading

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Stressful events in the onset of CFS

Research abstract: Background:  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex and multifactorial disease.  Stressful situations experienced could be related to the presentation of the disease. Few studies have determined which factors could trigger CFS. The main objective of this study was … Continue reading

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The role of stress in biological systems and chronic fatigue

Review highlights: • We review stress signal sensitivity of immune cells in chronic stress and fatigue. • Chronic stress seems to result in resistance of immune cells to stress signals. • Findings on stress signal sensitivity under acute stress were … Continue reading

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Perfectionism & stress in CFS could be due to HPA dysregulation

Article Background: There is increasing evidence that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) may reflect a dysregulation of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis after a prolonged period of hyperactivity due to chronic stress/overload. We and others have hypothesized that chronic stress and subsequent … Continue reading

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The nature of fatigue in CFS

Research abstract In this article, we report the findings of our study on the nature of fatigue in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Using ethnoscience as a design, we conducted a series of unstructured interviews and card sorts to … Continue reading

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Role of insomnia in the treatment of chronic fatigue

Research highlights: • We studied if insomnia was related to outcomes in the treatment of chronic fatigue. • A decrease in insomnia severity reduces fatigue in chronic fatigue patients. • A decrease in insomnia severity improves the cortisol recovery after … Continue reading

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Managing stress & anxiety – courses North Wales

‘WHAT? ME WORRY?’ Everybody experiences general feelings of nervousness or a sense of being worried about something. In fact, a study has shown that almost 2 in every 5 people worry at least once every day. For some people though, worrying … Continue reading

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The role of stress in inflammatory conditions/CFS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) related conditions (CFSRCs), as defined in Dr Chris Newton’s article, represent a broad range of conditions of ill health for which an element of the symptom complex is fatigue resulting from altered/diminished physiological function. It is … Continue reading

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