ME/CFS in Children Fact Sheets
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in adolescents and younger children is a complicated condition that can be challenging for the child and everyone involved in caring for the child. This page contains printer-friendly fact sheets with information about ME/CFS for healthcare professionals, parents/guardians, and education professionals who care for adolescents and younger children.
This fact sheet offers information intended for healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners on topics such as helping patients reduce symptoms, understanding how ME/CFS affects adolescents or younger children in school, and communicating with schools.
This fact sheet offers information for parents or guardians that can help them deal with the ways ME/CFS may be affecting their child. For the purposes of this fact sheet, adolescents are defined as children between 11 and 18 years old and “parent” refers to adults who are either parents or guardians.
This fact sheet provides information for education professionals such as teachers, guidance counselors, and other school staff about supporting students with ME/CFS and other chronic conditions in the school environment. For the purposes of this fact sheet, adolescents are defined as children between 11 and 18 years old and “parent” refers to adults who are either parents or guardians.