Doctors and social epidemics : the problem of persistent unexplained physical symptoms, including chronic fatigue.

Among general practitioners (GPs) opinion has been
divided about the validity of chronic fatigue syndrome or
myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME) as an illness. Now, in a
report to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) an expert group
has concluded that the condition is indeed a chronic illness
meriting significant NHS resources, including the unreserved
attention of the medical profession. Widespread
publicity was given to the CMO’s enthusiastic reception of
the report, which included the statement: ‘This is a real disease
affecting real people’.

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Ian Stanley, Peter Salmon and Sarah Peters | 2002
In: The British journal of general practice, ISSN 0960-1643 | 52 | 478 | May | 355-356
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