heredity

Posted by Cort Johnson

(Evidence for a heritable predisposition to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Albright FLight KLight ABateman LCannon-Albright LA. BMC Neurol. 2011 May 27;11:62. Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center, Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, USA. frederick.albright@pharm.utah.edu)

The ‘wastebasket diagnosis’ hypothesis has bedeviled the chronic fatigue syndrome field for years.  That hypothesis subscribes to the idea that ME/CFS  is simply a dumping ground for physicians who don’t know what else to do with their ‘problem’  patients.  To some degree that’s true – it’s clear that inexperienced and knowledgeable physicians do tend to dump patients into the CFS category.… Read More

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