Just as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) burdens patients and doctors with many indications, evasive causes and lack of a cure, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) baffles with its own unbearable constellation of symptoms, ineffective standard treatment protocols and multiple potential causes. Marked by chronic widespread pain, particularly that which does not seem to come from a usual source, along with an increased sensitivity to pain, millions of people (mostly women) suffer with this condition. FMS patients also struggle with severe fatigue, cognitive… Read more »

Many people will experience extended periods of fatigue during the course of their lives. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), however, involve more than just chronic tiredness and can strike both children and adults. In order to be diagnosed, a patient must meet all seven strict criteria (fatigue, post-exertional malaise, fatigue or pain, sleep dysfunction, pain, neurological/cognitive problems and two of the following: autonomic manifestations, neuroendocrine manifestations and immune manifestations). It is estimated that 2.5 to 5 per… Read more »

One in 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You’ve probably heard that statistic before. And if you think that autism isn’t your problem because you don’t have an autistic child you’re wrong. A Harvard study estimated that the societal cost of taking care of an autistic person over the course of his lifetime is at least $3.2 million per person. And that was back in 2006. Of course, how can we even think of… Read more »