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Chronic fatigue syndrome: help young people regain their lives

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Twenty years ago the Archivist sat in a clinic for children and young adults with myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) with Dr Kathy Rowe. This clinic has been running for well over 30 years. When this clinic started, there was many an eminent educationalist or healthcare clinician who would argue that this diagnosis didn’t exist. It was refreshing to see the results of a long term follow-up study assessing the value of these clinics and the patients cared for within the clinic. Rowe K [Acta Paediatrica 2020;109:790–800. DOI: 10.1111/apa.15054] reports a prospective cohort study of 784 young …

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