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Thursday, 20 March 2014

CFS or depression? Dr. Jason's differentiation

Leonard Jason, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at DePaul University and
a respected ME/CFS researcher, offers perhaps the simplest approach to
the task: He asks patients what plans they would make if their condition
improved. A patient experiencing a depressive disorder, he explained,
would likely have a hard time answering. "But someone with ME/CFS would
probably begin making lists of all the things that they wanted to do,"
he said in a recent interview with BuzzFeed about the issue.
CFS or depression? Dr. Jason's differentiation
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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