ME/CFS on Australian TV - media resource

ABC and SBS reports on ME/CFS and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

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

Full Episode

Duration: 12:42 mins

SBS Insight

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

Full Episode

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.

Full Episode

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.


Last edited: 06 May, 2022