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Video Release: What Is ME/CFS?

August 3, 2020

“What is ME/CFS?”

This is the first in a series of short educational videos designed for healthcare professionals.


In 2015, a committee of the National Academy of Medicine (formally the Institute of Medicine) reviewed the ME/CFS scientific literature and proposed clinical diagnostic criteria, with the specific goal of empowering more medical professionals to make a diagnosis of ME/CFS. This video provides a basic overview of these clinical diagnostic criteria, which highlight the most common core features of ME/CFS.

Although the content is geared towards healthcare professionals, and only opens the door to everything there is to learn about ME/CFS, this video serves as a simple educational tool to assist family members, employers, teachers, and members of the general public to gain insight and a better understanding of the disease as it impacts those with ME/CFS.

You can learn more about orthostatic intolerance and post-exertional malaise in our subsequent videos.

*These videos have been made possible by the Utah Medical Association and other generous donors.

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