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Erica Verrillo

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Erica F. Verrillo was completing her doctorate in Speech Communication before falling ill with CFS in 1992. She is the co-author, with Lauren Gellman, of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 1st Edition (St. Martin's). She is also the author of three middle reader fantasies, Elissa's... Full Bio
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Book review: Concise Encyclopedia of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 3 Stars -  Appropriate for researchers, but not useful for patients With admirable thoroughness, Roberto Patarca Montero has assembled, categorized and organized ... Read on »
BOOK REVIEW: Living Well With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: What Your Doctor Doesn't... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 3 Stars - A good introduction to the illness, but not useful for those who are already well versed Living Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is a ... Read on »
Book Review: Adolescence and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Journeys... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 3 1/2 Stars - Useful for Parents of Adolescents with ME/CFS The author of this book, Naida Edgar Brotherston, is a Canadian whose daughter fell ill with a myste ... Read on »
Book Review: Love and Fatigue in America by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Last March, I had the pleasure of hearing Roger King read from his new book at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg, Mass.  I was impressed by his quiet eloquence, and b ... Read on »
Burmeister Calls for DHHS Inspector General to Investigate IOM Bias by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday, Jeannette Burmeister called for the Inspector General of the DHHS to investigate conflicts of interest and bias in the IOM. ( Call for Investigation by the I ... Read on »
CDC Issues Formal Apology to CFS/ME Sufferers, Changes Name by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Unexpected Decision Signals the End of an Error By A. Lotta Blarney April 1, 2013. The Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a ... Read on »
cfs treatment guide, free may 10-12 by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Isolation is a terrible consequence of having an illness that is as misunderstood as ME/CFS. But isolation does not have to destroy us. Increasingly, I am encouraged ... Read on »
CFS/ME Organizations and Advocates Call for an Immediate Investigation of Threats Made Against... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Eileen Holderman, "I have been intimidated." On June 12, 2013, twelve ME/CFS patient organizations and 23 patient advocates signed a letter calling for an immediate inves ... Read on »
change the definition - change the name! by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This ground-breaking letter was sent to members of the United States Department of Health and Human Services on May 12th by the newly formed National Advocacy Alliance ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Feel Increasingly Isolated  by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Source:  Female First , 20 September 2013 By Taryn Davies Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are feeling increasingly isolated due to their family and ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd edition now available through four online... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition (electronic) is now available on Barnes & Noble , Kobo , and Payhip (PDF) in addition to Amazon . If you are in ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition will be free on Saturday, April... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition will be free on Saturday, April 20th and Sunday, April 21st on Amazon.com   The book includes over 100 eff ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: System Under Stress by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ScienceDaily (Nov. 14, 2012) — Australian researchers have discovered for the first time that reduced heart rate variability -- or changes in heart beat timing -- bes ... Read on »
Clearing the Air, or Breaking Wind? A Comment on Suzanne Vernon by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Note: You can sign the petition in support of the doctors' letter  HERE . You can sign the petition to support adoption of the CCC  HERE . Yesterday, Suzanne Vernon ... Read on »
CONTACT CONGRESS!!! by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With the IOM in the news , now is the perfect time to contact your Congressmen and Senators. It is very easy. Go to  http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ Typ ... Read on »
Coping Tip – Turn Off Your TV by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Most of us are in the habit of watching television. We grew up with it. At this point it has become part of our culture. Even when you are not sitting down and watching, som ... Read on »
Coping Tip: Books for those who can't read by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome People with CFS/ME suffer from a number of symptoms that can make reading nearly impossible: visual disturbances, headaches, vertigo, and cognitive impairments. These proble ... Read on »
Coping Tip: How to Mitigate Post-Holiday Crash by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The holidays are a busy time. Families and friends get together, good food is shared, gifts are exchanged. There is shopping to be done, special meals to be planned, ... Read on »
cruelty, revenge and sadism - how medical professionals have failed our children by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In this interview sponsored by the  Dutch ME/CFS Association , Dr. Nigel Speight, a British pediatrician, explains how the medical system has failed young people with M ... Read on »
Darwin, IOM, and the Dating Game by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The controversy surrounding the IOM contract continues unabated. On her blog,  Occupy CFS , Jennie Spotila has posted a detailed explanation of the process through whic ... Read on »