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Facts about depression...

Read some facts about ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and depression, and how they inter-relate...


Depression can be a symptom of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). It can sometimes even be a cause of ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Some ME/CFS sufferers are lucky enough to never suffer from depression, but many unfortunately do at some point in their illness...

What’s important is that you know that you are not alone. There are so many ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferers out there who have had their lives ripped apart by these conditions. It can be frustrating, despairing, and soul-destroying, to say the least.

"ME sufferers seem to have spent so much time trying to convince everyone that they don't have a mental illness that they try and cover up any kind of emotional throw back.

Lets face it - anyone who sees no-one and can't do the things they want to, would be down to say the least."

-- Kat, long-time M.E. Sufferer, U.K. --


Just know that feeling depressed is neither surprising, nor uncommon. If you feel fed up, low, or depressed, you are not alone. In fact, here is an interesting depession fact ...

Facts About Depression

Here's an interesting fact about depression: According to Dr David Hoffman, depression is a state of mind that occurs in 10-20% of the world’s population in the course of a life-time.

And here's another depression fact ...

According to Dr Shepherd, true clinical depression probably affects between 25-33% of ME/CFS sufferers at some stage.

Facts About Depression & Chronic Illness...

Depression is a very serious symptom that should not be ignored. It can dramatically affect your thoughts, feelings, behaviour, and physical health.

Unfortunately, the longer you ignore depression, the more severe it can become. And, in turn, the harder it can be to recover from both the depression and the ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia...

“Nobody can start to make any recovery from M.E. (or many other conditions) if severe depression is present and untreated.

-- Dr Charles Sheperd, ‘Living With M.E.’, p188 --



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