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International Consensus Primer (2012)

International Consensus Primer (ICP) for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) (2012) An International Consensus Panel, consisting of clinicians, research investigators, teaching faculty, and an independent educator, represent diverse backgrounds, medical specialities and geographical regions. […]

Assessment and Treatment of Patients with ME/CFS: Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (2005)

Assessment and Treatment of Patients with ME/CFS:  Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists Eleanor Stein MD FRCP(C)   This paper will: Define ME/CFS Explain why ME/CFS is not a psychiatric disorder despite […]

A Pediatric Case Definition for ME/CFS (2006)

Previous guidelines including Fukuda et al. (1994), with modifications suggested by Reeves et al. (2003) as well as A Canadian Case Definition ME/CFS (Carruthers et al., 2003) were developed with the primary aim […]

Fibromyalgia: A clinical case definition and guidelines for Medical Practitioners (2005)

 The National ME/FM Action Network of Canada spearheaded the drive for the development of an expert consensus document for Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). In response to increasing numbers of patients inquiring […]

Canadian Consensus Document (2003)

The National ME/FM Action Network of Canada spearheaded the drive for the development of an expert consensus document for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). In response to increasing […]

Clinical Practice Guidelines (RACP) (2002)

These guidelines were produced by a Working Group convened under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and funded by a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Health […]

The CDC (Fukuda 1994) Definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

These guidelines lack sensitivity and specificity and are not recommended for diagnosis. 1. Fatigue Clinically evaluated, unexplained, persistent or relapsing fatigue persistent for six months or more, that: * is […]