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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And
Depression Are Not The Same Thing! Part 2

Free Article: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing! Part 2

Are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and depression different? You bet they are! Find out why depression is different to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in part two of this article here...

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ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Depression Are Not The Same Thing! Part 2

Copyright, Claire Williams, 2004-2007. All Rights Reserved.

In part I of this article, I talked about how ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is different to depression. Although depression can be a symptom of ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, not all ME/CFS sufferers necessarily experience it.

Unfortunately, there are so many myths that surround ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that many people still incorrectly believe that it is only in the sufferer’s mind.

One of the most common myths about ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that all ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers need to do is to 'pull themselves together' - and they'd be cured.

If only it were that simple!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) formally classifies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) as another name by which Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is known. ME and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome are actually neurological conditions (classified by the WHO under ICD G93.3) and have (finally) been accepted as a real, serious, bio-physical illnesses by the UK government in 2001. But no cure has yet been found.

And unfortunately there are still many people out there (including some medical professionals) who still think that the condition is 'all in the sufferer's head'.

It is because of this misunderstanding that the ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome community has fought so hard against ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome being wrongly labeled as a mental illness. And it is perhaps because of this battle that depression amongst ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferers has often sadly been overlooked...

Yet for many, depression can be a very real symptom of ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. If you suffer from depression as a ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome sufferer, then it's vital that you take it very seriously and that you try to address it as soon as possible.

If you don't deal with your depression, you are unlikely to be able to recover from any chronic illness...

...and recovering from ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is no exception.

It is possible to recover from ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. So if you do experience depression as a symptom of your ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, make it a priority to deal with it. Only that way can you get yourself on the road to recovery.

To learn more about the contributing factors to depression when you have ME/CFS /PVFS visit:

http://www.sleepydust.net/CAUSE-OF-DEPRESSION.html

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Copyright, Claire Williams, 2004-2007. All Rights Reserved.

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Claire Williams is editor of sleepydust.net
and has suffered from Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome
/ ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since 1995.

She created 'Sleepydust' to help
ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
sufferers deal with their condition - from
recovering from their illness, to
handling their money worries.

http://www.sleepydust.net :: The M.E, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia Resource


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