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Letters Chronic fatigue syndrome

More than defeatism greets patients with ME

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 02 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1179
  1. Stephanie E Munn, consultant dermatologist1
  1. 1South London Healthcare Trust
  1. stephanie.munn{at}

    I was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in 2003, referred to the Maudsley for cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy, and have recovered fully. When the diagnosis was made I met it with disbelief—I too had misconceptions about ME.1

    My immediate colleagues carried me through the first six months when I could hardly function, needing …

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