ME/CFS and treatment harms

Despite evidence of physiological and cellular abnormalities in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), the dominant therapeutic approach has been cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET).  Patients report  distress and dissatisfaction following healthcare encounters based on GET and CBT.  A significant body of research suggests that CBT and GET are harmful forContinue reading “ME/CFS and treatment harms”

ME/CFS as a Breakdown in Homeostasis

Here I present a new theory of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), a disabling and complex illness affecting millions of people worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines ME/CFS as follows: People with ME/CFS are often not able to do their usual activities. At times, ME/CFS may confine them to bed. PeopleContinue reading “ME/CFS as a Breakdown in Homeostasis”