The latest edition of ‘ME/CFS/PVFS – An Exploration of the Clinical Issues’, (also known as the ‘Purple Book'), is a comprehensive 150-page guide to research, diagnosis, symptoms, and all aspects of management.
It is an authoritative publication representing the most comprehensive, evidence-based summary currently available and contains everything that health professionals and patients need to know about this devastating neurological disease. The Clinical and Research Guide has been written by Dr Charles Shepherd, Hon. Medical Adviser to the ME Association and Dr Abhijit Chaudhuri, Consultant Neurologist, from the Essex Centre for Neurosciences.
Free copies for health professionals
Using funding from the ME Association medical education budget we send out free hard copies to health professionals and medical students via our mailing list or on an individual basis. This can be done by direct request from a health professional or by people with ME/CFS sending us the name and address of a health professional who would like a copy.
- You can also purchase the guide in Kindle format from Amazon.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
Hard copies of the MEA Clinical and Research Guide can be ordered here in the website shop. Your order will be posted as soon as possible, but please allow up to 14 days for delivery.