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"Redefining the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Asa, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Asa

    Asa Senior Member

    Didn't see this shared elsewhere:

    "Redefining the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" / Theodore G. Ganiats, MD / Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(9):653-654. doi:10.7326/M15-0357

    The full, two-page article is for subscribers only. Page one, however, is available for free. Seems to be well-written. The "redefining" is in reference to the IOM report.
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  2. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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  3. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    Why is there a the un this title? I don't even see a need for the word there :)

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  4. Asa

    Asa Senior Member


    I thought this sounded strange too. It seems though that they may include the before any and all (?) syndromes. Some type of medical writing style unique to the journal? No matter how highbrow its intention though, to me it sounds something like, "I'm goin' on down to the Wal-Mart..." :)

    And though I didn't notice it at first, the emphasis changes when the is added. Instead of chronic FATIGUE syndrome, I hear the chronic fatigue SYNDROME.

    I wonder if chronic FATIGUE syndrome is more easily confused with chronic FATIGUE---
    as compared to the chronic fatigue SYNDROME, with its emphasis on SYNDROME. (Or perhaps the CHRONIC fatigue syndrome?)

    Would be interesting (to me :)) to know what style guide the journal uses. Was the once more common with syndromes in general (i.e., outside the journal)? When/why did it change? Hmmmm...
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