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Essential information on the neurological disease myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) sourced from the world’s leading M.E. experts. Suitable for M.E. patients, their friends and family, partners, carers or doctors. The book includes a foreword by international M.E. expert Dr Byron Hyde. M.E.is a distinct neurological disease and is not at all the same thing as ‘CFS.’ Learnin ...more
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Published September 2011
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Excellent book, for ME patients, and for carers.
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Hands down the best and most accurate book on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. However, there are two bits of misinformation in the book: its claim that M.E. can only be acute (sudden) onset and its claim that M.E. is always caused by an enterovirus (the International Consensus Criteria for M.E. - unanimously approved by many of the world's top M.E. experts - states that M.E. may have either sudden or gradual onset and may be caused by one of several viruses / virus families). That said, everything el ...more
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Jodi Bassett is an Australian writer, artist, graphic designer, and patient advocate.

Jodi contracted Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) in 1995 when she was just 19. She went from being healthy and happy one day, to very ill and disabled with the neurological disease M.E. the next.

When first ill, Jodi was reduced to 40% of her pre-illness activity level. Due to inappropriate medical advice leading t
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