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Rebranding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) 2/10/15 CBS News

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by *GG*, Mar 7, 2015.

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    Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria.

    In a report released Tuesday, an independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. government called the illness a "legitimate" disease that features five main symptoms and should be taken seriously by physicians.

    In fact, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee behind the report is urging that chronic fatigue syndrome be renamed "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease," to better reflect the seriousness of its effect on patients.

    The new report could prove a watershed moment following years of struggle for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), who often have had to fight to convince doctors that something was truly wrong with them, said Suzanne Vernon, scientific director of the Solve ME/CFS Initiative.

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rebranding-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

    Don't think this has it's own thread, if so, please delete/merge.

    Almost been out for a month am I am just seeing it :)

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