8 ‘Risk factors for severe ME/CFS’ by Pheby D. & Saffron L. see http://biolmedonline.com/Articles/vol1_4_50-74.pdf
9 based on data at
and ‘Nice Clinical Guideline 53’ page 4 (http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/11824/6193/36193.pdf) and http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/general-practice/data
11 ‘The DWP accepts the World Health Organisation classification of M.E.’ see http://www.meassociation.org.uk/2011/11/cfsme-not-a-mental-health-disorder-minister-for-welfare-reform-tells-countess-of-mar-21-november-2011/
A often linked to the presence of Fibromyalgia which is a condition that can often be seen alongside ME see http://sacfs.asn.au/download/consensus_overview_fms.pdf
Links to references included in the poster:
1a - 1l for symptoms and what different terms mean (e.g. CFS, ME/CFS, CFS/ME) see link here (or http://www.nightingale.ca/documents/Nightingale_ME_Definition_en.pdf)
2 Dr Clare Gerada, see http://www.investinme.org/IiME%20Conference%202013/IIMEC8%20Conference%20Report.htm
3 In very young children irritability may be more noticeable than fatigue see http://www.iacfsme.org/portals/0/pdf/pediatriccasedefinitionshort.pdf
5a - 5e ‘A report of the CFS/ME Working Group’ (to the Chief Medical Officer)’ http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130107105354/http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_4064945.pdf
We're constantly creating new posters, with specific goals, so check back regularly to see what's new.
If you think you can create better, more eye-catching posters to raise the profile of Somerset ME Awareness Year, we'd love to see them. Please feel free to have a go at redesigning our posters and send us the results.
Our goal is to get a minimum of 3000 posters up and being displayed throughout Somerset. You can do your part by downloading and displaying posters in your office, school or on your community notice board. Please remember to seek permission where appropriate when putting up posters.
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Do you know someone who has ME?
Do you know that ME is neurological?
Do you know that ME is neurological? V2
Did you know that M.E. affects all ages?
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