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Chronic fatigue syndrome: understanding a complex illness

Holgate, Stephen T., Komaroff, Anthony L, Mangan, Dennis and Wessely, Simon (2011) Chronic fatigue syndrome: understanding a complex illness Nature Reviews Neuroscience (doi:10.1038/nrn3087). (PMID:21792218).

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Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness that affects many people. It has been marred by controversy, from initial scepticism in the medical community about the existence of the condition itself to continuing disagreements - mainly between some patient advocacy groups on one side, and researchers and physicians on the other - about the name for the illness, its aetiology, its pathophysiology and the effectiveness of the few currently available treatments. The role of the CNS in the disease is central in many of these discussions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience asked four scientists involved in CFS research about their views on the condition, its causes and the future of research aimed at improving our understanding of this chronic illness.

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Published date: 27 July 2011
Organisations: Clinical & Experimental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 194699
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/194699
ISSN: 1471-0048
PURE UUID: 8cb47e23-79f7-42ef-8e33-df8be749a3db

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2011 15:05
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:26

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Author: Anthony L Komaroff
Author: Dennis Mangan
Author: Simon Wessely

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