Top chronic fatigue researcher QUITS because online trolls are 'too hostile'

Dr Andrew Sharpe of Oxford University published one of the largest studies to-date on chronic fatigue syndrome, but activists trolled him so much online that he is quitting the field of study.
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Authors: Theoharides TC, Tsilioni I, Ren H Abstract INTRODUCTION: An increasing number of patients present with multiple symptoms affecting many organs including the brain due to multiple mediators released by mast cells. These unique tissue immune cells are critical for allergic reactions triggered by IgE, but are also stimulated (not activated) by immune, drug, environmental, food, infectious, and stress triggers, leading to secretion of multiple mediators often without histamine and tryptase. The presentation, diagnosis and management of the spectrum of mast cell disorders is very confusing. As a result, special...
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(Ann&Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) To assess risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome after mononucleosis, researchers developed and validated a scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis. In a study with 126 college students, they found that participants with a higher mononucleosis severity score had over three times the risk of meeting two or more sets of diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome after six months.
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(Natural News) It’s an inexplicable health condition with no known cure that affects as many as 2.5 million people in the United States and 17 million people globally, and that costs the American economy as much as $24 billion every year in medical bills and lost incomes. But good luck actually trying to come up...
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms associated with chronic noncommunicable diseases, and it may also increase cognitive impairment. However, associations between fatigue and cognitive impairment in chronic illnesses remain unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this systematic review was to examine research that investigated associations between level of fatigue and cognitive status. METHODS: PubMed/Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and Cochrane Database were searched for articles published between 2012 and 2018 using search terms fatigue, cognition, and various iterations of these terms. St...
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The pathophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains unclear; no biomarkers have thus far been identified or physical tests designed to underpin its diagnosis. Assessment mainly uses Fukuda ’s criteria and is based on the exclusion of symptoms related to other diseases/syndromes, subjective self-reporting, and outcomes of self-report questionnaires. In order to improve the baseline assessment and progress evaluation of individuals suspected of CFS and using an association-oriented re search strategy and a cross-correlational design, this study investigates possible associations between the performance on two...
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This study aimed to compare the efficacy of stepped care, using therapist-assisted I-CBT, followed by face-to-face (f2f) cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) when needed, with f2f CBT (treatment as usual [TAU]) on fatigue severity. The secondary aim was to investigate treatment efficiency. Methods: A total of 363 CFS patients were randomized to 1 of the 3 treatment arms (n=121). There were 2 stepped care conditions that differed in the therapists’ feedback during I-CBT: prescheduled or on-demand. When still severely fatigued or disabled after I-CBT, the patients were offered f2f CBT. Noninferiority of both stepped care...
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