ME/CFS is a complex, long-term, chronic illness affecting an estimated 250,000 people in the UK. This lecture will provide a general account of the history, epidemiology, suggested cause, disease mechanisms and current treatment approaches for ME/CFS.
A follow-up lecture, ‘Standing up for fatigue’ will provide an overview of research developments into fatigue, a common and disabling symptom of ME/CFS.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:
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