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Learn the Basics

Learn more about the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the name-change debate by clickinghere. Click here to read Co-Cure's Frequently Asked Questions about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and CFIDS basics.


Do you think you might have CFIDS? Are you a doctor wondering which questions to ask your patients? Read Dr. Paul Cheney's description of the three phases of CFIDS. How is CFIDS diagnosed? Read the Centers for Disease Control's diagnostic criteria and the more thoroughCanadian case definition, along with Dr. David Bell's CFIDS symptom list.

Find a Doctor

Find a CFIDS-friendly doctor in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Belgium, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, or the U.K. from Co-Cure's Good Doctor List.

Around the World/Foreign Language Sites

Is CFIDS an international problem? Do you want to read about CFIDS in Hebrew, Japanese, Spanish, or another language? Check out this site for a great list of international CFIDS links


Are you wondering how to get disability benefits? Check out the disability benefits information website.


Find out more about CFIDS activism by looking at the RESCIND page.

E-Mail Lists and Discussion Groups

For a comprehensive list of e-mail lists and discussion groups, click here or check the CFIDS/M.E. Information Page.

Medical Perspectives

Visit the Co-cure's library of medical articles. Read interviews with top CFIDS researchers and doctors at the CFS Radio transcript site. Read abstracts from the 1998 American Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS) Conference. Visit the CFIDS/M.E. Information Page, Medical Professionals With CFIDS or the CFIDS Doctors' Page.

Layperson and Patient Perspectives

Visit Co-Cure's Reading Room. Read perspectives from youth with CFIDS at the CFIDS Association's Youth Site. Read poetry, essays, and fiction from CFIDS patients and their loved ones at Listening to CFIDS. Read and post information about CFIDS, and find support for adults and youth with CFIDS at Reaching Out.

General Information Sites and Organizations

About.Com provides general information, articles, and hand-picked site links. Two great sites for links are the CFS-News Page and the CFIDS/M.E. Information Page. Organizations that provide general information, publications, and advocacy include The CFIDS Association of America, The National CFIDS Foundation , the Massachusetts CFIDS Association, and Co-Cure.

Financial Assistance

CFIDS Emergency Relief, or CFIDSERS offers financial assistance to people with CFIDS in need.
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