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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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Call for Congressional Hearing on Treatment for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following announcement comes from the FDA Treatment Team, a group of people dedicated to securing FDA approval for Ampligen.  The team has drafted a letter requ ... Read on »
Time to Deliver Report: How Surveys on CFS and ME Fail by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Action for ME published two reports during ME Awareness Week (May 11 to 17) 2014. The survey was based on responses from more than 2,000 Action for ME members in 2014. ... Read on »
Advocates to NIH - "Pull the P2P!" by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome With the amount of attention that has been garnered by the IOM contract, a second federal initiative, the Pathways to Prevention, or P2P Workshop, has gone almost unnot ... Read on »
Plague: An Interview With Judy Mikovits by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This interview was first posted on Pro Health . By Erica Verrillo I had the rare pleasure of interviewing Dr. Judy Mikovits at the IACFS/ME conference in San Fran ... Read on »
Basal Ganglia Implicated in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This study by Andrew Miller (see below) builds on previous work by Chaudhuri (Chaudhuri and Behan,  2000 , Chaudhuri et al.,  2003 ) and by Unger et al. ( 2012 ) linkin ... Read on »
New Diagnostic Tools for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Alan and Kathleen Light An article appeared recently in Deseret News describing the development of a biomarker for ME/CFS. The Lights believe they have found one based on ... Read on »
CDC AND NIH Officials Discussed "Desirable Outcome" of Seeing A Distinct Illness "Evaporate” by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reprinted with permission. CFS Report  Op/Ed, March 2014 By Craig Maupin  In recent months, efforts to redefine chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) have come und ... Read on »
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 »