Abigail Brown

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Abigail A. Brown, PhD., is a post-doctoral fellow at Eating Recovery Center-Insight Behavioral Health in Chicago, Illinois, US.[1] She received her Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology at the Center for Community Research, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, with Dr. Leonard Jason as her academic advisor. Her research work focuses on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), specifically diagnosis of the condition, case definition clarification, the impact of medical, social and familial stigma on quality of life, and non-pharmacological treatment interventions.[2] Her doctoral thesis suggested that post-exertional malaise (PEM) should be considered a cardinal symptom of ME and CFS.[3]

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  1. https://www.linkedin.com/in/abby-brown-phd-5555b38b/
  2. https://www.omicsonline.org/author-profile/Abigail_Brown/
  3. http://via.library.depaul.edu/csh_etd/234/
  4. Jason, Leonard A; Sorenson, Matthew; Evans, Meredyth; Brown, Abigail; Flores, S; Sunnquist, Madison; Schafer, C (2013), "The implications of sensitization and kindling for chronic fatigue syndrome", N. Gotsiridze-Columbus (Ed.),Encephalitis, Encephalomyelitis, Encephalopathies: Symptoms, causes and potential complications (pages 73-94), New York: Nova Science 
  5. Jason, Leonard A.; Porter, Nicole; Brown, Molly; Anderson, Valerie; Brown, Abigail; Hunnell, Jessica; Lerch, Athena (2009). "CFS: A Review of Epidemiology and Natural History Studies". Bulletin of the IACFS/ME. 17 (3): 88–106. PMID 21243091. 
  6. Brown, Molly M.; Brown, Abigail A.; Jason, Leonard A. (2010), "Illness duration and coping style in chronic fatigue syndrome", Psychological Reports, 106 (2): 383–393, doi:10.2466/PR0.106.2.383-393, PMID 20524538 
  7. Jason, Leonard A.; Porter, Nicole; Hunnell, Jessica; Brown, Abigail; Rademaker, Alfred; Richman, Judith A. (2011). "A natural history study of chronic fatigue syndrome". Rehabilitation Psychology. 56 (1): 32–42. doi:10.1037/a0022595. ISSN 1939-1544. PMID 21401284. 
  8. Jason, LA; Evans, M; Brown, M; Porter, N; Brown, A; Hunnell, J; Anderson, V; Lerch, A (2011), "Fatigue Scales and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Issues of Sensitivity and Specificity", Disability Studies Quarterly: DSQ, 31 (1): 1375, PMID 21966179 
  9. Jason, Leonard A.; Skendrovic, Beth; Furst, Jacob; Brown, Abigail; Weng, Angela; Bronikowski, Christine (Aug 5, 2011). "Data mining: comparing the empiric CFS to the Canadian ME/CFS case definition". Journal of Clinical Psychology. 68 (1): 41–49. doi:10.1002/jclp.20827. ISSN 0021-9762. PMC 3228898Freely accessible. PMID 21823124. 
  10. Brown, M; Kaplan, C; Jason, L (2012), "Factor analysis of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of Health Psychology, 17 (6): 799-808, doi:10.1177/1359105311424470 
  11. Jason, Leonard A.; Brown, Molly; Evans, Meredyth; Brown, Abigail (Oct 2012). "Predictors of Fatigue among Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 22 (7): 822–832. doi:10.1080/10911359.2012.707896. ISSN 1091-1359. PMC 3955704Freely accessible. PMID 24643250. 
  12. Jason, LA; Brown, A; Evans, M; Sunnquist, M; Newton, JL (2013), "Contrasting chronic fatigue syndrome versus myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (3): 168-183, doi:10.1080/21641846.2013.774556 
  13. Jason, LA; Brown, M; Brown, A; Evans, M; Flores, S; Grant-Holler, E; Sunnquist, M (2013), "Energy conservation/envelope theory interventions", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (1-2): 27-42, doi:10.1080/21641846.2012.733602 
  14. Jason, Leonard A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Vernon, Suzanne D.; Furst, Jacob D.; Simonis, Valerie (2014), "Examining case definition criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2 (1): 40-56, doi:10.1080/21641846.2013.862993 
  15. Brown, Abigail A.; Jason, Leonard A. (2014), "Validating a measure of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome symptomatology.", Fatigue: biomedicine, health & behavior, 2 (3): 132-152, doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.928014 
  16. Jason, Leonard A.; Katz, Ben Z.; Mears, Cynthia; Jantke, Rachel; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; O’Connor, Kelly (Nov 21, 2015). "Issues in Estimating Rates of Pediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in a Community-Based Sample". Avicenna Journal of Neuro Psych Physiology. 2 (4). doi:10.17795/ajnpp-37281. ISSN 2383-2436. PMC 5336218Freely accessible. PMID 28261672. 
  17. Jason, LA; Kot, B; Sunnquist, M; Brown, A; Reed, J; Furst, J; Newton, JL; Strand, EB; Vernon, SD (2015), "Comparing and Contrasting Consensus versus Empirical Domains", Fatigue: biomedicine, health & behavior, 3 (2): 63-74, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1017344, PMID 26977374 
  18. Jason, Leonard A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Kot, Bobby; Brown, Abigail (2015), "Unintended Consequences of not Specifying Exclusionary Illnesses for Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease", Diagnostics, 5 (2): 272-286, doi:10.3390/diagnostics5020272 
  19. Jason, L.A.; Sunnquist, M.; Brown, A.; McManimen, S; Furst, J. D. (2015), "Reflections on the Institute of Medicine's systemic exertion intolerance disease", Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej, 125 (7-8): 576–581, doi:10.20452/pamw.2973 
  20. Jason, L.A.; Sunnquist, M.; Brown, A.; Newton, J.L.; Strand, E.B.; Vernon, S.D. (2015), "Chronic fatigue syndrome versus systemic exertion intolerance disease", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (3): 127-141, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1051291 
  21. Jason, Leonard A; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Furst, Jacob; Cid, Marjoe; Farietta, Jillianna; Kot, Bobby; Bloomer, Craig; Nicholson, Laura; Williams, Yolonda; Jantke, Rachel; Newton, Julia L; Strand, Elin Bolle (2015), "Factor Analysis of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire: Identifying Core Domains", Journal of Neurology and Neurobiology, 1 (4), doi:10.16966/2379-7150.114 
  22. Jason, Leonard A.; So, Suzanna; Brown, Abigail A.; Sunnquist, Madison; Evans, Meredyth (Jan 1, 2015). "Test-Retest Reliability of the DePaul Symptom Questionnaire". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 3 (1): 16–32. doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.978110. ISSN 2164-1846. PMC 4788471Freely accessible. PMID 26973799. 
  23. Jason, Leonard A.; Evans, Meredyth; So, Suzanna; Scott, Jilian; Brown, Abigail (2015). "Problems in defining post-exertional malaise". Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 43 (1): 20–31. doi:10.1080/10852352.2014.973239. ISSN 1540-7330. PMID 25584525. 
  24. Wise, Shelby; Ross, Amanda; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Jason, Leonard (Nov 4, 2015). "An assessment of fatigue in patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome". Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (6): 733–742. doi:10.1177/1359105315613624. ISSN 1359-1053. 
  25. McManimen, Stephanie L.; Devendorf, Andrew R.; Brown, Abigail A.; Moore, Billie C.; Moore, James H.; Jason, Leonard A. (2016), "Mortality in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (4): 195-207, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1236588 
  26. Kidd, Elizabeth; Brown, Abigail; McManimen, Stephanie; Jason, Leonard A.; Newton, Julia L.; Strand, Elin B. (2016), "The Relationship between Age and Illness Duration in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Diagnostics, 6 (2): 16, doi:10.3390/diagnostics6020016 
  27. Jason, Leonard A; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Evans, Meredyth; Newton, Julia L (2016), "Are Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome different illnesses? A preliminary analysis", Journal of Health Psychology, 21 (1): 3-15, doi:10.1177/1359105313520335 
  28. Ohanian, Diana; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; Furst, Jacob; Nicholson, Laura; Klebek, Lauren; Jason, Leonard (2016), "Identifying Key Symptoms Differentiating Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from Multiple Sclerosis", EC Neurology, 4.1 (2): 41-45, PMID 28066845 
  29. Nicholson, Laura; Brown, Abigail; Jason, Leonard A.; Ohanian, Diana; O’Connor, Kelly (2016), "Educational Priorities for Healthcare Providers and Name Suggestions for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Including the Patient Voice", Clin Res Open Access, 2 (1), doi:10.16966/2469-6714.112 
  30. Jason, Leonard A.; McManimen, Stephanie; Sunnquist, Madison; Brown, Abigail; Furst, Jacob; Newton, Julia L.; Strand, Elin Bolle (Jan 2016). "Case definitions integrating empiric and consensus perspectives". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior. 4 (1): 1–23. doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1124520. ISSN 2164-1846. PMID 27088059. 
  31. Jason, Leonard A.; Ohanian, Diana; Brown, Abigail; Sunnquist, Madison; McManimen, Stephanie; Klebek, Lauren; Fox, Pamela A.; Sorenson, Matthew (2017), "Differentiating Multiple Sclerosis from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Insights in Biomedicine, 2 (2), doi:10.21767/2572-5610.100011 
  32. Siegel, Zachary A; Brown, Abigail; Devendorf, Andrew; Collier, Johanna; Jason, Leonard (2018), "A content analysis of chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis in the news from 1987 to 2013", Chronic Illness, 14 (1): 3-12, doi:10.1177/1742395317703175 
  33. Brown, Abigail; Jason, Leonard A (Jul 5, 2018). "Meta-analysis investigating post-exertional malaise between patients and controls". Journal of Health Psychology: 135910531878416. doi:10.1177/1359105318784161. ISSN 1359-1053. 
  34. Devendorf, Andrew R; Brown, Abigail A; Jason, Leonard A (Dec 2018). "Patients' hopes for recovery from myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome: Toward a "recovery in" framework". Chronic Illness. doi:10.1177/1742395318815965. 

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or M.E. has different diagnostic criteria to chronic fatigue syndrome; neurological symptoms are required but fatigue is an optional symptom.<ref name="ICP2011primer">{{Citation

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