Monday, July 18, 2011

Prof John M. Coffin: many CFS patients are seriously disabled

Karen Weintraub,, July 18, 2011:
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Q. You’re a virus expert, not an expert in chronic fatigue, but do you believe that chronic fatigue is a psychiatric disorder or a physical condition, perhaps caused by a different virus?

A. It sounds to me like it’s a [physical, not psychiatric] disease, but I don’t have any scientific knowledge to help with that particular question. Certainly, many of the patients are seriously disabled.

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