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 The absence of well-defined biomarkers coupled with inability to point to a single somatic cause (e.g. an infectious process) has had a devastating effect on the way patients with CFS/ME are diagnosed, treated and regarded. Even though CFS/ME is now widely regarded as a "​real"​ disease, the most popular explanation for this illness remains that it represents an extreme form of "​medically unexplained illnesses."​ As such, many psychiatrists have speculated that the condition is the product of maladaptive behaviors, failure to self-regulate,​ or any of dozens of others profoundly psychological or behavioral causes.(({{pubmed>​long:​18267050}})) The absence of well-defined biomarkers coupled with inability to point to a single somatic cause (e.g. an infectious process) has had a devastating effect on the way patients with CFS/ME are diagnosed, treated and regarded. Even though CFS/ME is now widely regarded as a "​real"​ disease, the most popular explanation for this illness remains that it represents an extreme form of "​medically unexplained illnesses."​ As such, many psychiatrists have speculated that the condition is the product of maladaptive behaviors, failure to self-regulate,​ or any of dozens of others profoundly psychological or behavioral causes.(({{pubmed>​long:​18267050}}))
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 +Three types of overlap occur among the disease states chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They share common symptoms. ​  ​(({{pubmed>​long:​11461161}}))  ​
  
 An infectious etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome has long been suspected. Today, scientific evidence provides a growing, if not conclusive, link between infectious agents and CFS. For example, a 2011 study detected hundreds of unique proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with CFS as compared to healthy controls. An infectious etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome has long been suspected. Today, scientific evidence provides a growing, if not conclusive, link between infectious agents and CFS. For example, a 2011 study detected hundreds of unique proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients with CFS as compared to healthy controls.
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