ME/CFS is a complex multisystem illness ranging in severity and presentation. This page contains information on illness overlap as well as guidance and literature on severe and very severe ME/CFS.
Coming soon: Pediatric and Youth Considerations
Unraveling the Complexities of Chronic Pain & Fatigue Series
ME/CFS- The Severely and Very Severely Affected
We aim to document, describe, and promulgate what can and should be done for this hidden patient population. By focusing on the severely affected, it is our hope that the pathophysiological nature of the disease will be better accepted and understood, and effective methods of symptom reduction and patient improvement will be placed in the medical literature. Kenneth J. Friedman, Ph.D. is serving as Guest Editor of the issue, with Drs. Lucinda Bateman and Kenny DeMeirlier serving as co-guest editors. If you would like to consider submitting a manuscript or have questions concerning the submission of a manuscript, please contact the guest editors.
Dr. Kenneth Friedman
Dr. Lucinda Bateman
Prof. Kenny Leo De Meirleir
For a full list of open access journal articles, visit the Healthcare Journal website here.
- Caring for the Patient with Severe or Very Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [Oct 2021]
- Validation of the Severity of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Other Measures than History: Activity Bracelet, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and a Validated Activity Questionnaire: SF-36 [Aug 2020]
- Cerebral Blood Flow is Reduced in Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients During Mild Orthostatic Stress Testing: An Exploratory Study at 20 Degrees of Head-Up Tilt Testing [Jun 2020]
- Identifying and Managing Suicidality in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [May 2021]
- Three Cases of Severe ME/CFS in Adults [Feb 2021]
- Severe ME in Children [Jul 2020]