About CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and by other names, is a complex and debilitating chronic illness that affects the brain and multiple body systems. On this portion of our website you can find detailed information about CFS, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, important research findings and how it affects the lives of those who live with it everyday.

Whether you are a person with CFS, a medical professional, a caregiver or just curious, we hope that the information you find here will improve your understanding of this devastating illness that affects more Americans than multiple sclerosis (MS), AIDS or lung cancer.

  • Overview from The Pain Practitioner; Spring 2010
  • Symptoms
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Research
  • Prevalence
  • Research Case Definition
  • Patient Profiles
  • Patients: Frequently Asked Questions
  • CFS Fact Sheet