Scientific Overview
Stress and Stress Tolerance
HPA Axis
Circadian Rhythms
Immune System
Placebo Effect
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Psychiatric vs Organic Debate
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Lyme Disease
Recovery from CFS
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Reclaim Health - A UK non-profit developing a mind-body treatment for CFS

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises - exercises for releasing muscle tension due to stress

Explaining the Unexplainable: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Brain research sheds light on how fatigue becomes chronic

CFS Unravelled: recovery stories

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: learn how the mind-body method works

"It was like being buried alive": battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome - Guardian article on a patient's recovery from severe CFS

Central sensitization - information on the causes of chronic pain

Sarah Beifuss - a therapist who treats burnout and CFS

Pat Gurnick - Psychotherapist and recovered CFS/FM patient

Alex Barton - a counsellor and former CFS/ME patient who can help you to recover

Vital Switch - stress relief and burnout recovery techniques.

Mood Gym - free online CBT for depression/anxiety

CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Self-Help - a very useful site with free/low priced online courses for recovering from CFS and fibromyalgia (see their success stories)

Depression and pain: is there a common pathway?

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Guidelines for CFS/ME.

CFS Information for Patients - Kings College London information for CFS patients.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment - Information on the treatments for IBS, from drugs to alternative therapies.

Demystifying Depression - a very useful and informative guide to recovering from depression, burnout and CFS. - A very informative site giving information about the causes and treatment of CFS/ME, by Dr. D.G. Smith, a former medical advisor to the ME Association. Dr Smith has cured many patients over the last 20 years, and is one of the few doctors in the UK who really understands the illness and has an effective treatment programme.

Quackwatch - A site giving information about dubious remedies.

UK Chief Medical Officer CFS/ME Working Group Report on CFS/ME

Lists of Symptoms of CFIDS

CFS by other names... - The different names that CFS is known by.

US CDC Information about CFS

Burnout, An Introduction - Stress Management Techniques from Mind Tools

The Optimum Health Clinic - A UK based clinic that offers treatment for CFS. - Patient survey about the symptoms, treatment effectiveness and causes of CFS.

CFS Treatment Guide

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DISCLAIMER: is an educational resource for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), burnout and related disorders, and is not giving medical advice. Seek advice from a medical practitioner before making any changes to your life, or if you experience worsening symptoms. CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so it is important to rule out other causes for illness.