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Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a disabling condition that affects 0.4% to 2.4%1 of adolescents in the UK. Previous studies have reported high levels of anxiety, depression and worry among adolescents with CFS/ME.2 In adult studies, concerns have been raised about delays in accessing specialist CFS/ME services and the impact of delays on patients’ health and well-being.3 4 In this study, we aimed first to assess the prevalence of self-reported anxiety/depression, worry and degree of symptom impact among our patient population of adolescents with CFS/ME. We then investigated whether longer illness duration was associated with higher prevalence of self-reported anxiety/depression, worry and symptom impact at initial assessment.
One hundred and nine adolescents, aged 10 to 18 years (median 15.9 years), with a diagnosis of CFS/ME based …
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