The leaflet has been written by Dr Lisa Dvorjetz, who is an accredited counselling psychologist with both the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council.
While ME/CFS is a physical illness with a wide range of disabling physical symptoms, taking time to be aware of the emotional and psychological aspects that can sometimes occur is also important. Experiencing a wide range of emotions is normal in any long-term debilitating illness and to be expected. Due to the complex and individualistic nature of ME/CFS, the list of emotional responses is long and varied – so this leaflet covers just some of those that are most frequently expressed.
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.
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