Stigma and the Term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  title={Stigma and the Term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome},
  author={L. Jason and C. Holbert and S. Torres-Harding and R. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Disability Policy Studies},
  pages={222 - 228}
  • L. Jason, C. Holbert, +1 author R. Taylor
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Disability Policy Studies
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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