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ME/CFS Alert, Episode 120: Interview With Leonard A. Jason Of DePaul University

Wednesday 4 November 2020


From ME/CFS Alert (on YouTube):


ME/CFS Alert

ME/CFS Alert, Episode 120: Interview with Leonard A. Jason of DePaul University

ME/CFS Alert
24 October 2020

Llewellyn King interviews Leonard A. Jason, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University in Chicago.

Thirty years ago, Jason was stricken with ME/CFS, after a bout of mononucleosis.

When he began researching the disease in the 1990s, it was called the "Yuppie Flu." He does meticulous, case ascertainment research on ME/CFS.

"How do we know that a case is a case?" he says.

Jason cites some important research achievements.

As a psychologist, he discusses the importance of community for ME/CFS patients in order to "break down the loneliness" from rejection by the health care system, friends, and even family.



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