ME/FM Overviews

Medical - Overviews

Overviews of the Canadian Consensus Documents for ME/CFS and FMS  



The Overviews are a summary of the Canadian Consensus Documents entitled:

The Overviews were authored and copyright 2005/2006 by Bruce M. Carruthers, MD, CM, FRCP(C) and Marjorie I. van de Sande, B Ed, Grad Dip Ed and may not be reproduced, utilized or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or by any means whatsoever without prior written permission from the authors. All rights reserved. Permission to reprint and translate these Overviews must be obtained in writing from the authors. Please send all requests for permission to reprint and translate the Overviews to:

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ME/CFS Overview

A4 Format: Overview is formatted for a slightly different sized paper that is used in the UK, Europe and Australia.

FMS Overview

FMS Overview - Italian translation


Individuals may download a copy of the Overviews for their personal use.  

Translation of  the Overviews 
Dr. Carruthers and Marj van de Sande gave permission for the following translations and wish to thank the translators, reviewers and organizations involved.


  • French
    ME/CFS Overview - L'Association québécoise de l'encéphalomyélite myalgique [Quebec]
  • German
    ME/CFS Overview - Fatigatio [Germany]
  • Spanish
    ME/CFS and FMS Overviews - Cathy van Riel
  • Italian 
    ME/CFS & FMS Overviews - CFS Italia
  • Dutch  
    ME/CFS Overview - MEtrans, Steungroep ME en Arbeidsongeschiktheid and ME/CVS Stichting Netherland - [Netherlands]
  • French translation of FMS Overview July 2010 To order printed copies of the overviews please contact:

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