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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Stigma of chronic fatigue illness adds to suffering

A new survey shows people with debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) feel misunderstood and stigmatised, and more public education about the condition is needed. Dr Don Baken, a clinical psychologist at the School of Psychology at Massey University’s Manawat├╝ campus who has researched the issue, says the impact on sufferers of Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) can be devastating, and feeling stigmatised just adds to this. 

Stigma of chronic fatigue illness adds to suffering

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