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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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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 (She has asked that her name not be published.)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 »
Dissent from Within: A Psychologist Criticizes PACE for Doing Harm to Patients by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Carolyn Wilshire has written  an excellent response  to the recent rehashing of the PACE trial posted in Lancet Psychiatry . Wilshire, who is a Senior Lecturer in the S ... Read on »
Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds? Cravings, Weight Gain, and Bugs in ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feed me, Seymour. Feed me! Every once in a while, I come across an article that inspires an "Aha!" moment. The article below is one of them. Researchers from UC San Fr ... Read on »
DON'T STOP NOW!! by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thank you!! All of the emails that you have sent the HHS had an effect. It seems as if the HHS has withdrawn its contract with the OIM. Public pressure really does work ... Read on »
Down for the count by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome You can stop hitting me now... What follows is the full text of Hemispherx Biopharma's press release. Anyone who has been following the long, long history of Ampligen v ... Read on »
Dr. Dan Peterson Talks About Aggressive Treatments for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Llewellyn King's ME/CFS Alert: Episode 48. Deborah Waroff interviews Dr. Dan Peterson about his approach to treating ME/CFS. Q: You’ve been very aggressive a ... Read on »
Dr. Kenny De meirleir talks about me treatments by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Web Seminar by Dr. Kenny De Meirleir, March 1, 2013 Q: Oxygen Therapy: What Are the Pros and Cons? Administration of oxygen therapy has advantages and dis ... Read on »
Dr. Kerr Rebuts Assertion That GET and CBT Are Legitimate Treatments for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Unfortunately, PACE isn't admitting anything. In  a recent editorial  published in the British Medical Journal Andrew Lloyd states: "The evidence for graded exercise and ... Read on »
Dr. Martin Lerner's Treatment Protocol for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr. Martin Lerner has been a long-time proponent of antiviral therapies for treating ME/CFS. His background as an infectious disease specialist naturally led him to exp ... Read on »
Eileen Holderman Turns Down IOM Invitation by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The third meeting of the Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome will be held on May 5-6, 2014. On May 5, there will be ... Read on »
FDA Holds Public Workshop on Drug Development for ME/CFS: Day One by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On April 25, 2013, the FDA held its first day of public workshops to discuss the impact of CFS/ME symptoms on patients and their caregivers. The purpose of the worksho ... Read on »
FDA Recommends Against Drug to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome December 24, 2012 (HealthDay News) – A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday recommended against approval of the first proposed drug to tre ... Read on »
FDA's CFS/ME Drug Development Workshop: Day Two, Afternoon Panels by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The focus of the first afternoon session was on designing clinical trials for drugs to treat CFS/ME, drawing on the experience of CFS/ME researchers and physicians. ... Read on »
FDA's Drug Development Workshop for CFS and ME: Day Two: Morning Sessions by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Day Two (April 26, 2013) of the FDA’s Drug development workshop for ME/CFS focused on clinical trial design, outcome measures, regulatory issues and possible pathways t ... Read on »