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Treating Medically Unexplained Symptoms via Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT): major limitations identified

Treating medically unexplained symptoms via improving access to psychological therapy (IAPT): major limitations identified, by Keith Geraghty, Michael J Scott in BMC Psychology Vol 8, #1, p 13, February 5, 2020   Research abstract: Background: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies is … Continue reading

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ME/CFS: investigating care practices pointed out to disparities in diagnosis & treatment across European Union

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS): Investigating care practices pointed out to disparities in diagnosis and treatment across European Union Elin B Strand, Luis Nacul, Anne Marit Mengshoel, Ingrid B Helland, Patricia Grabowski, Angelika Krumina, Jose Alegre-Martin, Magdalena Efrim-Budisteanu, Slobodan Sekulic, … Continue reading

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Treatment avenues in ME/CFS: a split-gender pharmacogenomic study of gene-expression

Treatment avenues in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a split-gender pharmacogenomic study of gene-expression modules, by Mary G Jeffrey, Lubov Nathanson, Kristina Aenlle, Zachary M Barnes, Mirza Baig, Gordon Broderick, Nancy G Klimas, Mary Ann Fletcher, Travis JA Craddock in Clinical … Continue reading

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A Miracle Drug for ME-CFS?, a Welsh Pharmacy Review article

A Miracle Drug for ME-CFS?, an article in the Welsh Pharmacy Review by Jan Russell, Chair of WAMES. For years, confusion and disagreement have permeated the nature and treatment of ME-CFS. Now, Jan Russell, Chair of WAMES, shares the latest … Continue reading

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Study shows that clinicians often overestimate potential benefits & underestimate harms

This review looked at the work of clinicians in general, not specifically in relation to ME or CFS. Key Points: Question:  Do clinicians have accurate expectations of the benefits and harms of treatments, tests, and screening tests? Findings:  In this systematic review of … Continue reading

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Treatment and management of CFS/ME: all roads lead to Rome

Review abstract: This comprehensive review explores the current evidence on benefits and harms of therapeutic interventions in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) and makes recommendations. CFS/ME is a complex, multi-system, chronic medical condition whose pathophysiology remains unknown. No established diagnostic … Continue reading

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Which treatments help people with ME?

An Australian blogger with ME has produced a list of  treatments that have been suggested over the years as of possible help to people with ME. This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it necessarily a recommendation. To help us in … Continue reading

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A UK based review of recommendations for the management of CFS

Research highlights: There were marked discrepancies between patient and professional sources’ views on treatment recommendations. Patient organisations preferentially recommended medicines, pacing and complementary treatments Medical organisations recommended rehabilitation therapies Research abstract: Objectives: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a controversial illness, with … Continue reading

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