Despite tentative evidence that the immune system might play a role in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) the underlying biology of CFS has remained a mystery. By the time patients are diagnosed it is too late to monitor the immune system at the start of the illness. Researchers from King’s College London have now undertaken the most in-depth biological investigation into the role of the immune system in lasting symptoms of fatigue.
At this SMC briefing issues including the following were discussed.
ProfessorCarmine Pariante, Professor ofBiological Psychiatry and NIHR Senior Investigator Award at the Institute ofPsychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, and ConsultantPerinatal Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
DrAlice Russell, researcher atInstitute of Psychiatry Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London