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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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Large-scale analysis shows brain inflammation is a hallmark of autism - Parallels with ME/CFS? by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome A large-scale autopsy study performed by Johns Hopkins has revealed that the brains of people with autism show chronic inflammation produced by microglial activation. T ... Read on »
US Disabled Hold Protests at Bethesda by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Russell Logan From Press Release:  December 10, 2014 . Protesters rallied outside the NIH campus in Bethesda MD on December 10, angry at the US government’s con ... Read on »
Help the National ME/FM Action Network win $5000! by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome You can vote once a day, every day, until the semi-finals are over on December 10.  Voting is easy. Just sign in automatically with your Facebook account and click o ... Read on »
"Let's Blow The Lid Off This Thing!": ME Advocacy Group initiates national media campaign by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To donate to the national PR campaign  click HERE . From  ME Advocacy.org Now Is the Time for a National PR Campaign for ME/CFS! "HHS, NIH, fasten your s ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Meetings: CFSAC and P2P by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Two important meetings are scheduled for early December: CFSAC (CFS Advisory Committee) and P2P (Pathways to Prevention). The CFSAC meeting will be held on  December 3- ... 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 »
"Government unreasonable": Judge Vince Chhabria orders HHS and NIH to pay fees in FOIA suit by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On January 9, 2014, Attorney Jeannette Burmeister filed a federal lawsuit against HHS and NIH in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for fai ... Read on »
Successful Treatment of GWI with CoQ10 by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Beatrice A. Golomb  has been researching Gulf War Illness for over two decades. In 1999 she published a paper,  A Review of the Scientific Literature As It Pertains to ... Read on »
The Elephant in the Room: Brain Studies, Politics, and ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The recent national attention generated by  Stanford's brain study  of ME/CFS patients could not have come at a better time.  The news that people with ME/CFS have a ... Read on »
The P2P Posts Its Agenda: Are They Kidding? by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The P2P will be holding its  Workshop on ME/CFS  on December 9 and 10 in Washington, DC. For two days the panel, which is composed entirely of non-experts, will be hear ... Read on »
STANFORD STUDY FINDS BRAIN ABNORMALITIES IN ME/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME PATIENTS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Image courtesy Pixabay Press Release:  Eurekalert , October 29, 2014. An imaging study by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators has found distinct differen ... Read on »
AHRQ Evidence Review - Comments From the Advocates by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This post comes via Mary Dimmock, Claudia Goodell, Denise Lopez-Majano, and Jennie Spotila. You are welcome to publish it on your site with attribution and a link back ... Read on »
How to Oppose the P2P (Without Chaining Yourself to the White House Fence) by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome There is no doubt in the minds of those who have been following the various means by which the HHS has consistently and callously acted against the interests of patient ... Read on »
The AHRQ Draft Report -  Fundamentally and irredeemably flawed by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Jury, by John Morgan The Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) has released its draft report on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/C ... Read on »
To the 21st Century Cures Initiative - Include Ampligen! by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following message is from Billie Moore. She has included an email address and a template letter. I can't stress how important it is that Ampligen be approved as ... Read on »
Why We Need More Lawsuits ... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It is often said - in a somewhat disapproving tone - that we are a litigious society.  Usually, this statement comes after a report about a " frivolous lawsuit " - a ... Read on »
Burmeister Wins Lawsuit: Court Rules Government Must Produce IOM Documents by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On January 9, 2014, Attorney Jeannette Burmeister filed a federal lawsuit against HHS and NIH in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for fai ... Read on »
What Is Hiding in Your Gut? ME/CFS, Leaky Gut, Enteroviruses, and the Potential for Treatment by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recently, a group of researchers at UC Davis discovered that HIV evades detection, and eradication, by hiding in the gut. They also discovered how. The mechanis ... Read on »
An Interview with Jennifer Brea: Obstacles, Adjustments, and Inspiration by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This article originally appeared on  ProHealth . By Erica Verrillo Last January, ProHealth named Jennifer Brea as its Advocate of the Year for her exemplary work ... 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 »