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Some frequently asked questions about M.E. Please contact us if you can't find the information you need.

Q. What about alternative and holistic therapies?

A. Many people with M.E. try different approaches to help them manage their illness and their symptoms. Most alternative and complementary therapists are competent, ethical and caring.Provided there…
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Q. How common is misdiagnosis of M.E.?

A. An evaluation of referrals made by GPs to the specialist clinic at Bart’s Hospital (White et al, 2012, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine short reports) found that 49% did not have a diagnosis…
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Q. Where can I learn more about M.E.?

A. Action for M.E. produces a number of resources and hosts events throughout the year, including webinars and webchats, where patients, carers and professionals can learn more about M.E. Other…
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Q. Where is the nearest specialist M.E. service?

A. A number of specialist M.E. clinics exist across the UK, with multi-disciplinary teams usually offering diagnostic services and specialist symptom management programmes. Some areas are not covered…
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Q. Why is there no single diagnostic criteria for M.E.?

A. Defining M.E. for diagnosis or research continues to be the subject of much debate. Diagnostic criteria currently in use include: the NICE clinical guideline (2007)Scottish Good Practice Statement…
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