May 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
141 Herrick Rd
Lauren Lukason
617-266-0953 x107




The Roles of Mental Health Professionals in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS)


Dr. Alan Gurwitt (Presenter) is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and the adult residency program at Yale and child psychiatry program at the Yale Child Study Center. His training in child and adult psychoanalysis was at the Western New England Institute for Psychoanalysis. He has served on the clinical faculties at the Yale Child Study Center, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gurwitt saw over 90 cases of ME/CFS before retirement. He is a co-author of the international primer on ME/CFS (adults) (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Primer for Clinical Practitioners, 2012 and 2014) and a new primer on ME/CFS in children and adolescents to be published in Frontiers in Pediatrics later this year. Dr. Gurwitt serves as chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association.



Date: Monday, May 1, 2017

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: BPSI, 141 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459

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The Roles of Mental Health Professionals in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS)


ME/CFS is a serious medical illness wrongly assumed for decades to be psychologically caused. It is now clear, as was the case when first described, that it is a multisystemic organic disease that occurs in both adults and children. It is more common than originally thought. There is as yet no definitive biomarker but presents with somewhat distinctive symptom and history patterns in adults and older children. It occurs in both epidemic and endemic forms. Mental health professionals have distinct roles in helping in its diagnosis and treatment along with primary care physicians. The exact cause or causes is not known but the predominant thinking is that it is infectious in origin.



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