Full Title: Chronic fatigue syndrome: understanding a complex illness.
Authors: Holgate ST, Komaroff AL, Mangan D, Wessely S.
Source: University of Southampton, Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Division, School of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
Publication: Nature Reviews. Neuroscience.
Publication Date: 27th July 2011
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness that affects many people. It has been marred by controversy, from initial scepticism in the medical community about the existence of the condition itself to continuing disagreements - mainly between some patient advocacy groups on one side, and researchers and physicians on the other - about the name for the illness, its aetiology, its pathophysiology and the effectiveness of the few currently available treatments. The role of the CNS in the disease is central in many of these discussions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience asked four scientists involved in CFS research about their views on the condition, its causes and the future of research aimed at improving our understanding of this chronic illness.
PMID: 21792218 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]