Peter Behan

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Professor Peter Oliver Behan, (d. 31st August 2019),[1] MD, DSc, FACP, FRCP, FLS, consultant neurologist, was one of the few ME specialists working in UK in 1980s. He wrote the introduction to Dr Melvin Ramsay's 1986 Postviral Fatigue Syndrome: The Saga of Royal Free Disease. He was a patron to the ME Association.

While appearing in part two (at 35 mins) of 2012 BBC Alba documentary Toxic Tiredness, he describes mitochondrial abnormalities and speaks of an "essential biochemical or molecular component to the illness which needs to be elucidated, and research should be along the grounds into these illnesses, rather than dealing with psychological talk-the-talk nonsense."

He served as a medical advisor to CHROME (Case History Research on ME), a registered charity for severely disabled ME patients.

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  1. "Death Notices & Obituaries: Peter Oliver Behan". www.heraldscotland.com. Retrieved Sep 9, 2019. 
  2. Features Submission, Haworth Continuing (Jan 1996). "Session IV". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (2-3): 81–86. doi:10.1300/j092v02n02_10. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  3. Features Submission, Haworth Continuing (Jan 1996). "Session II". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (2-3): 69–72. doi:10.1300/j092v02n02_07. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  4. Gow, John W.; Behan, Peter O. (Jan 1996). "Viruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 2 (1): 67–83. doi:10.1300/j092v02n01_06. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  5. Kerr, Jonathan R.; Barrett, Ann-Marie; Curran, Martin D.; Behan, Wilhelmina M. H.; Middleton, Derek; Behan, Peter O. (Jan 1997). "Parvovirus B19 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (3): 101–107. doi:10.1300/j092v03n03_07. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  6. Watson, W. S.; McCreath, G. T.; Chaudhuri, A.; Behan, P. O. (Jan 1997). "Possible Cell Membrane Transport Defect in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (3): 1–13. doi:10.1300/j092v03n03_01. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  7. Chaudhuri, A.; Majeed, T.; Dinan, T.; Behan, P. O. (Jan 1997). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (1): 3–16. doi:10.1300/j092v03n01_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  8. Gow, J.W.; Hagan, S.; Herzyk, P.; Cannon, C.; Behan, P.O.; Chaudhuri, A. (2009). "A gene signature for post-infectious chronic fatigue syndrome". BMC Medical Genomics. 2 (38). doi:10.1186/1755-8794-2-38. 

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

membrane - The word "membrane" can have different meanings in different fields of biology. In cell biology, a membrane is a layer of molecules that surround its contents. Examples of cell-biology membranes include the "cell membrane" that surrounds a cell, the "mitochondrial membranes" that form the outer layers of mitochondria, and the "viral envelope" that surrounds enveloped viruses. In anatomy or tissue biology, a membrane is a barrier formed by a layer of cells. Examples of anatomical membranes include the pleural membranes that surrounds the lungs, the pericardium which surrounds the heart, and some of the layers within the blood-brain barrier.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

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