essential reading for practitioners

Excellent 2-page summary from #MEAction Diagnosis and Management of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Primer for Clinical Practitioners (International Association CFS, 2014)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis and Management in Young People: A Primer (Frontiers in Pediatrics, 2017)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - Adult and Paediatric: International Consensus Primer (ICP) for Medical Practitioners (2012)

Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness (Institute of Medicine Report, 2015)

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Information for Healthcare Providers’ page has links to most of the basic information that practitioners may need to understand assessment, diagnosis and management of ME/CFS.

You and ME. An update on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. By Rose Silvester, a clinical psychologist based in Wellington, NZ. This article was first published in the June 2018 edition of the Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP).

2018 ME/CFS research summary from the #MEAction Network

2019 ME/CFS research summary an abbreviated summary of ME/CFS research findings from the last 10 years by the #MEAction Network

essential watching

Unrest (Award-winning documentary, 2017). Available on NZ Netflix and iTunes.

Accelerating Research on ME/CFS Recordings of the two day meeting hosted by National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. (4-5 April 2019)

ME/CFS International Research Symposium: The Biomedical Basis, Diagnosis,Treatment and Management Recordings of the symposium hosted by Emerge in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. (12-15 March 2019)

In the news— New Zealand perspectives

Debate rages on chronic illness ME: Research derailed by idea it is psychological condition (NZ Herald, 2019—paywalled)

Children with ME/CFS get left behind in New Zealand's education system - psychologist (NZ Herald, 2019—paywalled)

Chronic fatigue syndrome blood test - new hope for sufferers? Interview with Dr Ron Davis (Radio NZ, 2019)

The mystery and life-wrecking result of chronic fatigue syndrome (Stuff, 2019)

Short 2-min Herald interview with Julie Marshall talking about the experience of having ME (NZ Herald, 2019)

Inventing illness? What it’s like when your GP won’t believe you’re in pain (The Spinoff, 2019)

When ‘the horrible monster’ called on Kaye (SunLive, 2019)

The children left bed-bound by fatigue (Radio New Zealand, 2018)

The illness people can’t see: living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Spinoff, 2018)

Waking up tired and in pain: a teenager's life with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (Stuff, 2018)

Set on a quest to treat ME (Otago Daily Times, 2018)

ME sufferer could not understand the word ‘can’ (Stuff, 2018)

Shedding light on an invisible illness (Otago Daily Times, 2018)

'I'm not looking for pity, just a cure' (Stuff, 2018)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome support group expands to Rotorua (NZ Herald, 2018)