Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New chronic fatigue syndrome report doesn’t help us - Washington Post

Three decades ago, the U.S. government burdened a group of seriously ill patients with a trivializing name — "chronic fatigue syndrome" — and a broad set of criteria that did nothing to distinguish true sufferers of this debilitating disease. Now, thegovernment is trying to do it again, under the guise of helping us, with a new report from the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

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