Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Facts)

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Facts): All The Information You Need, Straight From The Experts
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Author Frankie Campling, Michael Sharpe
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series The Facts Series
Subject Patient guide
Genre Medical
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication date
2008
Media type print & digital
Pages 208
ISBN 978-0199233168

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (The Facts): All The Information You Need, Straight From The Experts [sic] is a book by Dr. Michael Sharpe, a psychiatrist, and Frankie Campling.

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This book claims to be a 'compassionate guide' to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (which it labels an illness rather a syndrome). Though it recognizes 'sufferers have had to deal with skepticism from their families, employers, and even health care professionals', it relies on poorly evidenced and potentially harmful treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET). The authors claim these recommendations are 'based solely on scientific evidence', though naturally they do not identify the many flaws with the evidence that have since become mainstream knowledge.

The book also claims to 'deal with CFS in children', despite the paucity of evidence in this area.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy[citation needed]

Graded Exercise Therapy, a gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan.<ref name="pace2011a">{{Cite journal


The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

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