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[Comment] Suicide risk in people with chronic fatigue syndrome

The risk of dying is increased in many illnesses, but the mortality associated with chronic fatigue syndrome is relatively unexplored. In The Lancet, Emmert Roberts and colleagues1 report results from a case register study that linked the clinical details of more than 2000 people with chronic fatigue syndrome presenting to a specialist clinic (in London and the south of England) with mortality outcomes over 7 years. This is the largest study of its type so far, and used a robust case definition.