Although the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are similar in people of
all ages, the life impact of the illness can vary depending upon the patient's stage of life. This is especially true when youth have CFS, as they have to cope with educational, social and developmental challenges, in addition
to their medical problems. Their parents, siblings, teachers and friends also can find the illness difficult to understand and may not be sure how to respond to the young person with CFS (YPWC).
For this reason, the CFIDS Association of America offers a unique set of resources for
YPWCs and those who care about them. The gateway to many of these resources is the Youth homepage, which contains
links to educational, medical, coping and caregivers' resources.
Please visit the links below for more on CFS in youth: