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ME/CFS Basics

Get a handle on what chronic fatigue syndrome is so you can begin to tackle it.
  1. Causes & Risk Factors (5)
  2. Diagnosing ME/CFS (4)
  3. FAQs (20)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Myths
Don't buy into the common myths about chronic fatigue syndrome - get the facts.

Myths About Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
See what's myth & what's fact.

Inflammation & Autoimmunity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Learn the roles of inflammation and autoimmunity in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Juvenile Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Learn the basics of the adolescent form of this illness, how it's diagnosed and treated, and what special challenges kids face.

Putting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Definitions in Perspective
Research compares two definitions and finds that one may be a subgroup of the other.

XMRV & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In the XMRV Discovery Series, learn about XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome, the potentially groundbreaking research that links them, what the XMRV discovery could mean to chronic fatigue syndrome treatment, diagnosis and prevention, how XMRV may be transmitted, how it may be linked to fibromyalgia and more.

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Learn the basics of chronic fatigue syndrome, its symptoms, and what treatment options are available.

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A Simple Explanation
Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. If someone in your life has this debilitating condition, you can help them a lot by understanding chronic fatigue syndrome better and relating to what they go through.

Unrefreshing Sleep in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Is your sleep unrefreshing? Find out why and what you might be able to do about it.

Explaining Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Get Ideas for Explaining Chroni…
Explaining chronic fatigue syndrome to the people in our lives can be difficult. Get ideas for explaining chronic fatigue syndrome better, and share what has (or hasn't) help you explain this complicated condition.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Viruses & Immune-System Terms
Get an understanding of chronic fatigue syndrome viruses, immune system dysfunctions, and other important aspects of the condition.

Frequently Asked Questions About ME/CFS
Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult. Get started on the path toward understanding chronic fatigue syndrome by getting answers to common questions. Also find out how to get answers to your own questions.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fact Sheet
Get the facts of chronic fatigue syndrome, including chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms, how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed, and how chronic fatigue syndrome is treated.

Chronic Fatigue vs. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
What's the difference between chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome? How are the two conditions diagnosed? What causes CF and CFS?

The 7 Genomic Subtypes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Find out what symptoms go with which chronic fatigue syndrome subtypes, and why subtyping is important to both researchers and people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

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