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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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May 12th, 2014 - Photos of the San Francisco and Washington, DC Demos by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome SF photos courtesy Cecelia San Francisco, CA - Federal Building/McKesson Plaza May 12th was an unusually hot day. But that did not deter seventeen demo ... 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 (She has asked that her name not be published.)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 »
All in the mind? Why critics are wrong to deny the existence of chronic fatigue SYNDROME by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Below is an article which appeared two years ago in the  Daily Mail Online  (UK). In this article Sonia Poulton does an excellent job of myth-busting. She also brings u ... Read on »
The IOM, GWI, and Plausible Deniability by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The Boston University School of Public Health study on Gulf War Illness (see below) is interesting for a couple of reasons, one of which is the proposed use of intranas ... Read on »
Protocol for Disaster? by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After reading the AHRQ study protocol, I was left with the distinct impression that the conclusions had already been reached, and the "systematic review" had simply bee ... Read on »
What I Want for My Birthday by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's been a long, hard winter, but May is finally here, and soon I will be a year older. As it happens, this year I am sharing my birthday weekend with mothers  - and w ... Read on »
Mind the Abyss by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This video is a powerful description of sudden onset ME/CFS. (Those who had acute onsets will find it achingly familiar.) Unlike most other videos on t ... Read on »
How to Implement a Boycott by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Not everyone agrees that the best way to oppose the IOM contract is to send comments to the committee. But, if you are boycotting the IOM contract, you cannot succeed b ... Read on »
HIgh Noon at the IOM by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The deadline for sending comments to the IOM for their upcoming  public session  is Tuesday, April 22. I encourage everyone to send comments. These become part of the p ... Read on »
Neuroinflammation Found in People with ME by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The study this article refers to was presented at the IACFS/ME conference in San Francisco. It was, perhaps, the most significant piece of research presented a ... 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 »
An interview with Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following interview with Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik appeared in  Get It Magazine . Marshall-Gradisnik's  contributions to the field of ME/CFS research have been impre ... Read on »
IOM Posts Agenda for May 5 Meeting, Raises Eyebrows by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Very illogical... The IOM has posted its agenda for the public meeting to be held on May 5, 2014. (You can view the agenda  here .) If there is anybody who still bel ... 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 »
Bio-ethics and ME tweet chat on April 7th by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following message is from @Katiissick There will be an open twitter chat on bioethics and ME on April 7, at 8:30 PM Eastern time (5:30 PT) thanks to Jennifer Che ... Read on »
Karina Hansen Still in Limbo by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome From: Justice for Karina Hansen  http://on.fb.me/1gF6Ynv We want to share this letter written by Per and Ketty Hansen to members of Parliament that was presented i ... Read on »
Sebelius Cancels IOM Contract, P2P Workshop, Blames Breakfast by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Food finishes foolish funding By A Lotta Blarney WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014. Today, in an unprecedented move, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a unilate ... Read on »
"Doc Fix" Bill Paves the Way to Force Patients to Undergo Psychiatric Treatment by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The expansion of involuntary outpatient commitment paves the way to a dangerous erosion of civil liberties that will lead to more  Justina Pelletiers , more  Karina Han ... Read on »
With Significant Advances But Little Money, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Tries Crowdfunding by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Below is another excellent article by David Tuller. By David Tuller, Buzzfeed , March 28, 2014 At a conference last week in San Francisco devoted to myalgic ... Read on »
Microbe Discovery Project Launches Crowdfunding for ME/CFS Microbiome Study by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The following message comes from the Microbe Discovery Project. To find out more, go HERE .) ____________________ "I think that the microbiome is going to be ... Read on »