Information for teenagers
Some advice for teenagers from a teenager with ME/CFS (A. W., 2015):
Managing ME/CFS: A guide for young people (2015) by Dr. Rosamund Vallings is geared for teenagers with the illness, and will also be useful for parents. It gives clear explanations of the illness and summarizes current thinking about treatment approaches. The Kindle edition is available through Amazon or a paper copy can be ordered through Calico Publishing in New Zealand.
“A Kid’s Guide to Surviving and Succeeding in School with CFS & FMS,” from the Organization for Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Education & Research (now the Bateman Horne Center) (2010).
“Children Explain What It’s Like to Live with CFIDS” in The CFIDS Chronicle (Lynn Vanderzalm, 1996), published by the CFIDS Association of America (now the Solve ME/CFS Initiative).
“Improving Communication Between Doctors and Youth with ME/CFS,” (Sharon Walk, Solve ME/CFS Initiative, 2013).
Note: CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) is an older name for ME/CFS.