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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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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 after Swine Flu Vaccination by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I may look adorable, but I'm deadly... Two case studies concerning ME/CFS recently appeared in the British Medical Journal. They are of interest because in both of these ... 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 »
Cochrane Review Finds CBT "not more effective than enhanced care" by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When a physician fails to find a cause for physical symptoms (medically unexplained physical symptoms, or MUPS), the patient is usually given a diagnosis of 'somatoform ... 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 »
David's Story by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome David, Died 3/28/2013 After asking for photos of people who had died of ME/CFS, I received an email from David's mother. (She has asked that her name not be published.) D ... Read on »
Definitions, Shmefinitions - Leonard Jason's Team Leaves Them All in the Dust by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome While the arguments surrounding the quest for the One and Only True Case Definition continue unabated, Leonard Jason and his cohorts have quietly developed an instrumen ... Read on »
Demos in San Francisco and Washington, DC - Can you come? by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Below is a Call to Action posted by Susan Kreutzer on .  Anyone who is in the Bay Area on Monday or in Washington on Tuesday is welcome to attend. The demons ... Read on »
Discovery Could Lead to Faster Diagnosis For Some Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cases by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Discovery Could Lead to Faster Diagnosis For Some Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cases Originally posted on  November 14, 2012 by Emily Caldwell on MedicalXPress In a pil ... Read on »
Diseases can stigmatize by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Below is a post which appeared on the  OUP blog  last week.  Leonard Jason is a professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he also directs ... Read on »