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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Sources Used in Current Review

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/Features/cfsawarenessday/. Accessed October 2016.

CDC. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/general/index.html. Accessed October 2016.

CDC. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The 1994 Case Definition. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/case-definition/1994.html. Accessed October 2016.

CDC. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Diagnosis. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/diagnosis/. Accessed October 2016.

CDC. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Patient Examination Process for CFS. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/cfs/diagnosis/step-6.html. Accessed October 2016.

Feb. 16, 2016. CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Advancing Research and Clinical Education. Available online at https://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/pdf/archives/2016/feb2016.pdf. Accessed October 2016.

Nov. 13, 2015. Healthline. CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). Available online at http://www.healthline.com/health/chronic-fatigue-syndrome#Overview1. Accessed October 2016.

December 2015. The Lancet Psychiatry. Rehabilitative treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome: long-term follow-up from the PACE trial. Available online at  http://thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(15)00317-X/fulltext. Accessed October 2016.

(February 10, 2015) National Academy of Medicine. Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness. Available online at http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2015/ME-CFS.aspx. Accessed November 2016.

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About CFID. CFIDS (Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome) Association of America [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cfids.org/about-cfids/symptoms.asp.

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