Updated training in ME/CFS for health professionals.
I have 2 previously healthy, high achieving, young adult children whom I care for fulltime now. One came through the mentsl health system without anyone considering ME/CFS as the cause of his inability to think clearly and function at his previous physical capability. How can this happen? Our mental health team need to learn about ME/CFS and that prescribing exercise and pushing through is unhelpful and even harmful once the energy reserves have been diminished.
Educating GPs on the IOM 2015 guidelines for diagnosing ME/CFS is important. Helping people to receive a diagnois within their first year of this very disabling illness should be a goal.
Why the contribution is important
Lack of education amongst health professionals around ME/CFS is traumatising the people with the illness.
by GlenysR on March 31, 2023 at 04:29PM