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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Diagnosis

How to recognize and diagnose CFS

Derek Enlander MD, Internist and CFS & Fibromyalgia specialist, discusses Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME and its history, symptomatology and diagnosis. Dr. Enlander is the author of the CFS Handbook, “I’m Fatigued, Is it a Syndrome?” and “Fibromyalgia: Questions & Answers.” He has served on the faculty of Columbia University and New York University and is the Physician-in-Waiting to the British Royal Family during their visits to New York.

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Derek Enlander, MD
National Alliance for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
CFIDS Association of America
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