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The Lonely, Isolating, And Alienating Implications Of ME/CFS

Wednesday 4 November 2020


From medical journal Healthcare:


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The Lonely, Isolating, and Alienating Implications of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Samir Boulazreg1 and Ami Rokach2
1Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 3K7, Canada
2Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Healthcare 2020, 8 (4), 413;

Received: 17 July 2020 / Revised: 27 September 2020 / Accepted: 11 October 2020 / Published: 20 October 2020

This article belongs to the Special Issue ME/CFS – the Severely and Very Severely Affected

© This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This article provides a narrative review on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) through a psychosocial lens and examines how this impairment affects its sufferers during adolescence and adulthood, as well as how it impacts family caregivers and healthcare professionals’ mental health.

Since there has been a lack of investigation in the literature, the primary psychosocial stressor that this review focuses on is loneliness.

As such, and in an attempt to help establish a theoretical framework regarding how loneliness may impact ME/CFS, loneliness is comprehensively reviewed, and its relation to chronic illness is described.

We conclude by discussing a variety of coping strategies that may be employed by ME/CFS individuals to address their loneliness.

Future directions and ways with which the literature may investigate loneliness and ME/CFS are discussed.

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Keywords: myalgic encephalomyelitis; chronic fatigue syndrome; loneliness; psychosocial


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