ME/CFS on Australian TV
ABC and SBS reports on ME/CFS and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Season 2018 Episode 34: Tuesday 16 October, 2018
"How do you know if you have chronic fatigue syndrome and how do you manage it?"
Guests include: Deb Adams, Andrew Bretherton, Dr Mark Donohoe, Prof. Andrew Lloyd, Alastair Lynch, Luke and Jen Temm, Ketra Wooding
Duration: 29 secs
Available Australia only.
Duration: 51:48 mins Expires: 2029
SBS The Feed
Chemical sensitivity: the illness crippling people, dismissed by doctors
13 August 2018
"I've always likened it to it. You know, Is this real? Can this be actually happening?"
“Patients get told time and time again, that it’s simply in their head.”
An estimated one million Australians suffer from MCS, an extreme allergy to everyday chemicals in cosmetics, air fresheners and cleaning products.
Duration: 09:15 mins
ABC 7:30 Report
Committee reviews 'potentially harmful and old fashioned' chronic fatigue treatments
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 8:08pm
"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, now called MECFS, is being investigated by a government appointed committee. There are about 200,000 Australian sufferers of the condition, which has no definitive cause or diagnostic test, but does have an often recommended treatment which some say risks harm and is "old fashioned". Their concern is that the specialist recommending this controversial treatment is advising the government committee on future treatment."
Episode is no longer available.
SBS The Feed
Fighting Disbelief: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
April 4 2018
"We used to think Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was imaginary. Now we know better. So why is it still so hard to get support from the NDIS?"
Guests include: Angela Flack, Susan Hutchinson, Dr Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Dr Heidi Nicholl, Dr Bastian Sidel, Dr David Tuller
Duration: 12:42 mins
Last edited: 12 July, 2021