Gender Biases Underlying the Social Construction of Illness States: The Case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

@inproceedings{Richman2001GenderBU,
  title={Gender Biases Underlying the Social Construction of Illness States: The Case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:},
  author={Judith A. Richman and Leonard A Jason},
  year={2001}
}
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a controversial illness of unknown etiology which appears to predominate among women. This article employs a feminist social constructionist perspective to critically assess the biomedical and psychosocial literatures on CFS. The authors argue that the failure to demonstrate a viral etiology of CFS led to a paradigmatic shift in research perspectives. Substantial attention became directed to psychiatric components of CFS. The authors contrast this research… CONTINUE READING

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