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Chronic fatigue treatment inadequate, says doctor

Dr Charles Shepherd visits Island

A prominent British doctor has spoken about the lack of treatment options for the Island's chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers.

Dr. Charles Shepherd is a medical advisor to the British ME Association.

He's been visiting the Island to talk to sufferers, ministers and health officials.

It's all part of an awareness campaign by the Manx ME Support Group.

According to Dr. Shepherd, misdiagnosis and a lack of effective support strategies are making life difficult for people with the condition.

It could also be costing the Manx economy up to three million pounds a year.

Speaking to Manx Radio, he explained what kind of treatment a chronic fatigue sufferer might need:

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