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            --        CFIDS Youth Home Website

With information and support, youth with CFIDS can achieve their goals.

CFS in Youth Home Page

Resources and support for:

  • Children, adolescents, and college students with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS);
  • Children and teens with related conditions such as fibromyalgia (FM), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS);
  • Family members, teachers, school nurses, pediatricians, family practitioners, psychologists and others who assist children and teenagers with CFS in reaching their goals.

Use the links in the green bar at left to locate pediatric CFS articles and sources of support.

Are you looking for a place to begin?

You may want to visit these resources first:

Reach Out to School Nurses

We're launching a special campaign to help school nurses recognize CFS in children and adolescents. Will you participate? Please visit our project web page and get involved!

Please Join Us

This website is a project of The CFIDS Association of America's youth program.

Growing up with a disabling disease like chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) is always a challenge. Because most people don't know that children and teenagers can get CFIDS, it often takes years for them to be diagnosed. They face numerous obstacles as they fight for a healthy childhood and a quality education.

The CFIDS Association of America's youth program is working to improve the lives of young persons with CFIDS by providing emotional and educational support, coping tips and medical information to them and their families. We're also helping pediatricians, family practitioners, school nurses and teachers learn how to recognize pediatric CFIDS and how to help kids who have it.

Your support is needed! We invite you to learn about CFIDS in Youth and to join us as an advocate for young people with this disease. Write to us at the address below for more information on how you can help.

Contact Information:
Resource Line: 704-365-2343
Fax: 704-365-9755
Postal Address: PO Box 220398
Charlotte, NC 28222-0398

Electronic Mail: cfids@cfids.org
Webmaster: kalmond@cfids.org