ProHealth me-cfs Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|

Trending News

How I Recovered From ME/CFS

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits

HIV, Heart Disease, Diabetes … and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? The Unutmaz Project to Decode ME/CFS

New Option For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Stanford Study Finds Brain Abnormalities in ME/CFS Patients

SURVEY RESULTS: Cognitive Impairment

A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Brain on Exercise – Not a Pretty Sight

Ask the Doctor: Why is the MTHFR gene important?

How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS

What is in a name? Comparing diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome with or without fibrom...

 
Print Page
Email Article

Contrasting Case Definitions: The ME International Consensus Criteria vs. the Fukuda et al. CFS Criteria

  [ 3 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Abigail A. Brown et al. • www.ProHealth.com • May 18, 2013


Editor's Comment: The authors of this study selected a group of 114 patients who met the CDC "Fukuda" case definition and then determined how many of them met the International Consensus (ICC) criteria. The subset that met the ICC criteria were more functionally impaired, and also had higher psychiatric comorbitities.The authors concluded that "based on the present analyses, the ME-ICC criteria appear to select a more functionally impaired and symptomatic group of individuals, with regards to both mental and physical health." While the ICC group had a higher rate of psychiatric diagnoses, it should be kept in mind that any patient presenting with a wide variety of medically unexplained symptoms will automatically receive a psychiatric diagnosis of somatization disorder. Rather than call into question the validity of the ICC, this study may simply point to a fundamental flaw in the nature of psychiatric diagnoses.

Note: The full article can be accessed from the abstract.

By Abigail A Brown et al.

This article contrasts the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis International Consensus Criteria (ME-ICC; Carruthers et al., 2011) with the Fukuda et al. (1994) CFS criteria. Findings indicated that the ME-ICC case definition criteria identified a subset of patients with more functional impairments and physical, mental and cognitive problems than the larger group of patients meeting the Fukuda et al. (1994) criteria. The sample of patients meeting ME-ICC criteria also had significantly greater rates of psychiatric comorbidity. These findings suggest that utilizing the MEICC may identify a more homogenous group of individuals with more severe symptomatology and functional impairment. Implications of the high rates of psychiatric comorbidity found in the ME-ICC sample are discussed.

Source: North American Journal of Psychology;2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p103. March 2013. Brown, Abigail A.; Jason, Leonard A.; Evans, Meredyth A.; Flores, Samantha




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Immune Support Supplements

Featured Products

B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
Protecting Our Eyes Against Time-Induced Damage Protecting Our Eyes Against Time-Induced Damage
Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine Natural Support for Mood, Sleep and Mental Focus? L-theanine

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing