Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)Diagnosis

There's no test for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), but there are clear guidelines to help doctors diagnose the condition.

overview

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also called CFS or CFS/ME, is a condition that causes extreme tiredness and a range of other symptoms.

symptoms

Chronic fatigue syndrome has a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness.

treatments_overview

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome include talking therapies, exercise programmes and medicines.

causes

It’s not entirely clear what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. Possible causes include an infection or problems with your immune system or hormones.

Page last reviewed: 16/05/2017
Next review due: 16/05/2020