Patient Library

A collection of publications, videos, posts and links to other online resources helpful to those living with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.

While there is no cure, FM and ME/CFS patients often tell Dr. Bateman they are much better than they used to be. Though each patient is unique, Dr. Bateman has focused practical treatment advice on some common truths evident from treating hundreds of patients. She finds that this applies to almost all those with ME/CFS and FM.

Download a FREE COPY of her treatment advice HERE: MECFS_FM_Treatment_Advice

BHC Resources for Patients, Families & Healthcare Providers:

Other Resources:

Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Redefining and IllnessIn Beyond Myal­gic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness, Dr. Bateman and her co-com­mittee members proposed new diagnostic criteria that can be used in the real world by medical professionals so that patients can be diagnosed and receive much-needed treatment. Our hope is that it will also serve to enhance understanding among health care providers and the public.

Share the Clinician's Guide with your healthcare providers.

The 304-page landmark report, “Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness”, was released on February 10, 2015.

Report sections at a glance:

IACFSME_primerThe International Association for CFS and ME (IACFSME) convened a committee of experts to write, ME/CFS: A Primer for Clinical Practitioners. The goal is to provide the information necessary to understand, diagnose, and manage the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome — also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). The text was developed by consensus of the primer committee - of which Dr. Bateman was a member.

Where published studies are lacking, the recommendations are based on the clinical expertise of the experienced practitioners involved. Our hope is that you will provide a hard copy or a link to this online resource to your care providers; and that they, in turn, will find the primer to be a useful adjunct to their practice and a worthy addition to their reference library.

Access the IACFSME ME/CFS primer
and share it with your healthcare providers

Periodic updates will be available on the IACFSME website: