Chronic fatigue syndrome: a step towards agreement

  title={Chronic fatigue syndrome: a step towards agreement},
  author={Christopher Clark and Dedra Buchwald and Anne Maclntyre and Michael Sharpe and Simon Wessely},
  journal={The Lancet},

The report of the Chief Medical Officer's CFS/ME working group: what does it say and will it help?

The more controversial issues of what to call the illness, the nature of the illness and what treatment should be recommended are all addressed, but in the form of compromise rather than resolution.

Epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome.

  • G. Ranjith
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Occupational medicine
  • 2005
While fatigue as a symptom is very common, CFS is relatively rare and it is unlikely that one specific causal factor can explain CFS, future studies should go beyond estimating the prevalence to testing more complex aetiological models.

A view of the helplessness and violence contained in chronic fatigue syndrome

In this work, originally undertaken 10 years ago, the author asks whether there might be any one particular psychopathology likely to be linked specifically with the physical illness known as chronic

Chronic fatigue syndrome.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a survey of GPs' attitudes and knowledge.

Confidence with making a diagnosis and management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was found to be low and educational initiatives and guidance for GPs should stress the importance of accepting CFS/ME as a recognisable clinical entity, as this is linked to having a positive attitude and could lead to improved confidence to make adiagnosis and treat C FS/ME patients.

Treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: all roads lead to Rome

Treatment strategies should include proper administration of nutritional supplements in CFS/ME patients with demonstrated deficiencies and personalized pacing programs to relieve symptoms and improve performance of daily activities, but a larger randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluation is required to confirm these preliminary observations.

Chronic fatigue syndrome - medical fact or artifact.

A Novel Therapeutic Option for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Several biological activities triggered by oxygen-ozone therapy performed with the method of ozonated autohaemotherapy (O 3 -AHT) appear suitable to correct muscle hypoxia, immune dysregulation and chronic oxidative stress.

Tiredness in Dutch family practice. Data on patients complaining of and/or diagnosed with "tiredness".

The characteristics of ICPC and the Dutch health care system resulted in a full integration of tiredness as an RFE and as a freestanding episode of care in the context of family practice.



Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • S. Straus
  • Medicine
    Annals of internal medicine
  • 1989
This week a joint working group of the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Psychiatrists, and General Practitioners in Britain issued a report on chronic fatigue syndrome.1 The report constitutes,

Interventions for the treatment and management of chronic fatigue syndrome: a systematic review.

To assess the effectiveness of all interventions that have been evaluated for use in the treatment or management of CFS in adults or children, 350 studies initially identified demonstrated mixed results in terms of effectiveness.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • S. Wessely
  • Psychology
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2000
The conceptual model of CFS needs to be changed from one determined by a single cause/agent to one in which dysfunction is the end stage of a multifactorial process.