This issue of the ME Global Chronicle contains articles on the following subjects:
ME & children
ME & CBT/GET
ME-news from several countries
News from several organizations
News from several authorities
and a poem to conclude with
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From the editors
The Invisible Ones – On Severe ME/CFS
The Reality of ME – in pictures
Always glorious – Whitney Dafoe
A Golden Hour Selfie – Anil van der Zee
Life between hope and fear – Marieke Suur
Clinicians Can Help People With Severe ME/CFS, Even Unseen – Miriam Tucker
Thought scramble – Leon
ME & children
About ME – short impressive film of an 11-year old ME-patient
Abusive court procedures in France: children and adolescents at risk – MM France
Activity measurement in pediatric chronic fatigue syndrome – Jason et al.
Cytokine network analysis in a community-based pediatric sample of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – Jason et al.
ME & CBT/GET
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The BPS-Expertise Center – cartoon Djanko
Toward a critical psychology of MUS, part 1 – Jo Hunt
ME-Experiences with exertion – 3 cases from the Isle of Man
Retha Viviers – a tribute to a monument
Ten years on – somewhere towards the end – Valerie Eliot Smith
The Why – review of Hillary Johnson’s new book by Alison May
Marjolein vs. The Mangrove – a fight against the Dutch healthcare system – Rob O’Brien
ME and My List – Bill Clayton
An emergency solution which is no solution – interview with ME-patient Mieke van Rheenen
What do I miss by being sick? – Min of Meer
On Healthcare Hubris – Joanne Hunt
Better for ever – Linda Schoemaker
My life with ME: short videos about how it feels – Santana Hagedorn
Smile for ME – Alice
Hope Weaver & Freedom with a Catch – Christina Baltais
New video: What is ME/CFS? – Broken Battery
In the World – Jennie Spotila
Childless through Chronic Illness – Anna Redshaw
Silence from Frontiers on financial conflict of interest in publications – Nina Steinkopf
Isle of Man
Invest in ME Research
ME Research UK
Open Medicine Foundation
Physios for ME
Smile for ME
News from the following authorities
DWP increases automatic extension of existing PIP awards by up to 12 months
MEA writes to Toby Sanders
Coding the ME-diagnosis in the USA changes on October 1, 2022
ZonMw (the Netherlands)
Update biomedical research program
Calls & Petitions – please vote or participate and share!
Norway: Course of illness survey 2022
Denmark Establish a 10 years ME-research program (deadline December 31, 2022)
Germany BC007 Chance of a cure for millions of suffering people (deadline unknown)
The Netherlands deadline October 15, 2022
New Zealand closed on August 29, 2022
Northern Ireland no deadline
United Kingdom no deadline
United States of Amerika no deadline
Comparison of the Degree of Deconditioning in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Patients with and without Orthostatic Intolerance – (Linda) M.C. van Campen, MD; Frans C. Visser, MD
How ME/CFS Research Can Provide New Insights Into Long COVID – Perkins & Jason
Pre-illness data reveals differences in multiple metabolites and metabolic pathways in those who do and do not recover from infectious mononucleosis – Jason et al.
Pathophysiology of exercise intolerance in ME/CFS & long COVID – Systrom
Phenotypic characteristics of peripheral immune cells of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome via transmission electron microscopy: A pilot study – Jahanbani, Davis, Snyder et al.
Clinical Characteristics of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Diagnosed in Patients with Long COVID – Tokumasu et al.
Inflammations in the brain in ME – Prof. Jarred Younger
No replication of previously reported association with genetic variants in the T cell receptor alpha (TRA) locus for ME/CFS – Mella, Fluge, Saugstadt, Strand et al.
Survey of Anti-Pathogen Antibody Levels in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Levine, Hanson et al.
Lessons to help assess comorbid medical conditions – Jason et al.
Activity monitoring and patient-reported outcome measures in ME/CFS patients – Mella & Fluge et al.
IACFS/ME Conference, July 27-20, 2022 – a presentation
Finland – International Conference on Long Covid & ME/CFS, October 7 & 8, 2022
Northern Ireland – Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022, October 19 & 20, 2022
Norway – CFS/ME Research Conference 2022, November 21 & 22, 2022
reMEmber conference – November 19, 2022
Sweden – The many faces of the disease, October 12 & 13, 2022
A poem to conclude with
The Sailing Boat – Lavinia Capogna