Research in ME/CFS is both underfunded and under-prioritised by the medical community, and by states who finance this research. As a result, ME/CFS is still widely misunderstood, as reflected in the numerous names given to the illness and the fact that it is still a diagnosis by exclusion.

However, it is certainly difficult to make the case, in light of what research is available, that ME/CFS is merely a psychological affliction. Adoption of the term "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis" or ME is meant to reflect the neurological and potentially physiological basis of this illness, as described in the previous section: "What is ME/CFS"[].

Below is a sample selection of some of the research regarding this disease or highly-prevalent comorbidities.


There is lots of controversy about the cause of CFS/ME.

Peer-Reviewed Publications Edit

Neuroinflammation in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis[1] (Nakatomi et al., 2014)

In vitro Study of Muscle Aerobic Metabolism in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [2] (Behan et al., 1999)

Real CFS/ME patients getting worse as a result of treatments that support a psychological cause (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gradual Exercise Therapy Edit

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