New study evaluates presentation of chronic fatigue syndrome in the ED
from By Dorothy L. Tengler
Chronic fatigue syndrome is poorly understood, but proposed mechanisms include biological, genetic, infectious, and psychological. For years, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended two controversial treatments for CFS — a program of steadily increasing activity and a specific form of cognitive behavior therapy. However, few medical professionals are aware that the CDC has dropped the exercise and psychotherapy recommendations. How do patients with CFS get the healthcare and treatment they deserve to deal with their symptoms?
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