Stigma and the Term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  title={Stigma and the Term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome},
  author={Leonard A. Jason and Cordelia Holbert and Susan R Torres-Harding and Ren{\'e}e R Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Disability Policy Studies},
  pages={222 - 228}
Considerable discussion has occurred concerning the diagnostic label chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Many patient groups argue that using this term trivializes the seriousness of the syndrome. A federal government organization, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating Committee, appointed a Name Change Workgroup to attempt to develop different terminology for this disorder. This group distributed a poll to patients and health-care providers to obtain information about its recommendation to use… 

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