Scientific Overview
Stress and Stress Tolerance
HPA Axis
Circadian Rhythms
Immune System
Placebo Effect
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pain
Psychiatric vs Organic Debate
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Lyme Disease
Recovery from CFS


Pathways Online Course — An online course from Dr Eleanor Stein.

Vitality360 — Specialist pain and fatigue rehabilitation provider in the UK.

Jan Rothney — has recovered from ME/CFS and has written a book and developed a training programme to help patients recover.

Rachael Watson — a GP in South Wales who takes private appointments for chronic pain, medically unexplained symptoms, stress illness and psychophysiological disorders.

Well aHead — providing online psychology services to chronic fatigue and chronic pain patients.

ME/CFS Self-Help Guru — offers holistic coaching and support for patients with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and other chronic illness.

Private Therapy Clinic — Harley Street clinic offering online therapy for CFS.

Reclaim Health — A UK non-profit which provides mind-body treatment courses for CFS.

Sarah Beifuss — a therapist and recovered CFS patient who treats burnout and CFS.

Pat Gurnick — Psychotherapist and recovered CFS/FM patient.

Samantha Keen — a therapist and recovered CFS patient in California who treats CFS and burnout.

Victoria Pawlowski — a therapist in BC, Canada who treats stress, burnout, anxiety and depression.

The Optimum Health Clinic — A UK based clinic that offers treatment for CFS.

General Resources

Healing with Liz Real stories and recovery insights from people who have healed from ME/CFS.

The Ultimate Guide to Heart Rate Variability.

/r/cfsme on reddit — a group for discussion about research, treatment and recovery from ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome), with a focus on recovery.

The British Association for CFS/ME guidance — very useful resources for managing post-viral fatigue and CFS/ME.

Curable Health Blog — information and resources on the science of chronic pain, and techniques to deal with pain.

Body Reprogramming Patient Guide — a very useful patient rehabilitation guide developed by a professor who recovered from CFS.

The Tips I've Learned From Goldilocks That I Apply to My Chronic Pain

Can you reshape your brain's response to pain? — Useful site by person who has significantly improved from being bedbound with severe ME.

Recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — One Person's Story by Bruce Campbell, PhD.

The Median of Infinity — insightful blog from a recovered patient.

Fred Friedberg's Seven-Step Protocol for Treating CFS & FM. Also see an interview with Fred Friedberg. — Useful site with information on stress, relaxation and mindfulness.

Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises — exercises for releasing muscle tension due to stress.

Explaining the Unexplainable: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome — Brain research sheds light on how fatigue becomes chronic.

CFS Unravelled: recovery stories.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: learn how the mind-body method works.

"It was like being buried alive": battle to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome — Guardian article on a patient's recovery from severe CFS/ME.

Central sensitization — information on the causes of chronic pain.

Mood Gym — free online CBT for depression/anxiety.

Woebot — a chatbot which helps to monitor mood and relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression.

CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Self-Help — a very useful site with free/low priced online courses for recovering from CFS and fibromyalgia (see their success stories).

Depression and pain: is there a common pathway?

NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) Guidelines for CFS/ME.

IBS Tales — Information on the treatments for IBS, from drugs to alternative therapies, as well as over 600 personal stories.

Demystifying Depression — a very useful and informative guide to the causes of depression, with treatment advice. — A very informative site giving information about the causes and treatment of CFS/ME, by Dr. D.G. Smith, a former medical advisor to the ME Association.

Quackwatch — A site giving information about dubious remedies.

Lists of Symptoms of CFIDS

CFS by other names... — The different names that CFS is known by.

US CDC Information about CFS

Burnout, An Introduction - Stress Management Techniques from Mind Tools.

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DISCLAIMER: is an educational resource for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), burnout and related disorders, and is not giving medical advice. Seek advice from a medical practitioner before making any changes to your life, or if you experience worsening symptoms. CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so it is important to rule out other causes for illness.