Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy): Diagnosis and management of CFS/ME in adults and children

NICE guidelines [CG53] Published date:

Review decision date: February 2014

Review decision: 

Following consultation with stakeholders this guideline has now been placed on the static list

Next review date: TBC

This guideline is about the care of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy), in the NHS in England and Wales. Throughout this booklet we refer to the condition as CFS/ME for short. The booklet explains guidance (advice) from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence). It is written for people with CFS/ME, and parents or carers of people with the condition. It may also be useful for other family members or for anyone with an interest in CFS/ME.

The guideline aims to help you understand the care and treatment options that should be available in the NHS.

NICE is currently finalising timings of clinical guideline reviews. We will be contacting stakeholders when the review date for ME/CFS has been agreed

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