Category Archives: ME in Children

Epic Measures: How One Man Changed the World (and Possibly ME/CFS and FM As Well)

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) have a long, long way to go before they get the attention and resources they deserve. It would take a heroic leap to quickly achieve what people with these diseases deserve and what the diseases themselves - given their economic costs / burdens ...

Dimmock, Mirin & Jason: Estimating disease-burden in the US

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Yesterday, Mary Dimmock, Arthur Mirin and Leonard Jason published a hallmark study in disease burden in myalgic encephalomyelitis. Why is funding so low? Funding for ME/CFS is arguably the lowest per patient for any major disease in the United States, averaging to about $5 per patient per year.  Compare this to multiple ...

#MEAction Network UK: FITNET letter published in Positive Health Online

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#MEAction Network UK’s statement denouncing CBT as a form of treatment for ME has been published in the January edition of Positive Health Online today. The letter was sent in response to FITNET, a controversial study that purported children and young people with ME could be successfully treated through CBT conducted ...

New study on CFS/ME in adolescents in Spain: We come in PACE

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This is the "new" studie some doctors are trying to move around Spain with the recomendations of using CBT and GET in patients of CFS at the age range of 12-17 ...

A Plea for Decency to White, Chalder & Sharpe

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The time for decency in the face of the overwhelming failure of PACE for many has justifiably passed you by, but potential futility aside, I make this appeal regardless. Every day there is a new ME/CFS patient. Today you can spare that patient from harm. You can spare them from ...

Sign the UK and Global Petition: It’s time to stop GET trials for ME/CFS

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After months of hard work from #MEAction, #MEAction Network UK, and many others including advocates, government officials, lawyers, and PACE experts, a group of concerned global citizens have crafted a petition to the UK government to stop graded exercise therapy trials in ME/CFS.  If this petition reaches 10,000 signatures from ...

Medical Textbooks Earn a Failing Grade in ME/CFS – 2 of 2

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Note: This is a two-part article in our series on education in ME/CFS.  Part 1 covered UpToDate, the University of North Texas, Michigan State University, and the University of Nebraska; Part 2 covers the University of California–San Francisco, the University of North Carolina, and other best sellers.  To read Part ...

British doctor known for defending children prohibited from treating ME patients

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On 20 April, the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC) imposed limits on the medical license of Dr Nigel Speight, well known for his work in protecting children with ME/CFS against inappropriate psychological intervention and removal from their families. The limits come after a complaint from Esther Crawley, medical advisor to ...

Art contest for young people with ME/CFS

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The Pediatric and Adolescent ME/CFS Primer team is aiming to complete the new Primer by mid-October, 2016. As was done for the adult ME/CFS Primer, the team would appreciate having original artwork for the cover of the Pediatric and Adolescent ME/CFS Primer ...

Portraits of invisible illness

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Juliet Chenery-Robson is a freelance photo-journalist and editor in the UK. She had to put aside her career and become a full time caretaker when her daughter developed ME at age 13. Robson has spent the past 10 years raising awareness for ME. She describes an all too familiar experience with doctors: Out of these harrowing ...
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