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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 can I do if my child isn't supported at school?

A. While some schools are very supportive of children and young people with M.E., we know that others get it wrong. Sometimes this can be resolved by asking for a meeting with the school. In other…
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Children and young people


Q. How might CBT be useful for children and young people?

A. Because M.E. is different for everyone, what works for one person with M.E. might not work for another. So, instead of telling you what we think you should do, we are going to give you some information…
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Children and young people


Q. How can I communicate more effectively with my doctor?

A. By doing a little bit of preparation for your appointment with your doctor, you can help yourself – and your doctor – feel more confident and comfortable. Arrange appointments for your best…
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Living with M.E. / Children and young people


Q. ​How can I support a friend who has M.E.?

A. Having someone who understands the impact their illness will be so valuable to your friend with M.E.The best approach is to be yourself. Your friend is still the same person underneath their…
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Living with M.E. / Children and young people


Q. How might M.E. affect my relationship with my friends?

A. There's a good chance that your friends will be wondering how to treat you. How do they react to their once-active friend who is now too exhausted even to talk for very long? They could be scared…
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Children and young people


Q. What is the consultation on the NICE M.E. guideline?

A. In September 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced a full review of its guideline, Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy):…
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What is M.E.?


Q. What's the focus of your Edinburgh PhD studentship?

A. Led by: Prof Chris Ponting, MRC Human Genetics Unit, University of EdinburghAims: Prof Ponting will supervise a PhD student (still to be recruited) who will compare immune cells (T cells) from…
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Q. What's the brain inflammation study you're funding?

A. Led by: Dr Neil Harrison, Reader in Neuropsychiatry and Neuroimaging, Brighton and Sussex Medical SchoolAims: An increasing body of work suggests alteration in brain structure and function in…
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