|Name||Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)|
|Related to/Also known as||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)
|Symptoms||M.E. is a potentially chronic and disabling neurological disorder, which is characterised by persistent fatigue and muscle pain. Symptoms can include cognitive problems such as loss of memory and concentration, recurrent sore throat and enlarged neck glands, disturbed sleep patterns and persistent headaches.|
|Useful national contacts||ACTION for M.E.
Telephone support: 0845 123 2314
Membership/general 0845 123 2380, 9am-5pm
Find your local support group:
Association of Young People with ME
Chronic fatigue syndrome (NHS Choices)
M.E. = Myalgic Encephalopathy (British Deaf Association video with BSL and text)
|News and events||'Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds' (BBC website, November 2016)
'Testing online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)' (AYME website, November 2016)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.