Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

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Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Self-Help Guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
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Author Mary Burgess, Trudie Chalder
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Overcoming Books
Subject Cognitive behavioral therapy, psychology, graded exercise therapy
Genre Medical
Publisher Robinson
Publication date
2009
Media type print & digital
Pages 4272
ISBN 978-1849011327

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Self-Help Guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques is a book by Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness, characterized by severe exhaustion and flu-like symptoms, which affects almost three percent of people in the UK and for which conventional medicine currently has no cure. This self-help guide offers sufferers a better understanding of CFS as well as strategies on breaking the circle of fatigue. The result is a proven reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two-thirds of CFS sufferers.

  • Based on recognized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques
  • Offers practical strategies for balancing activity and rest
  • Explains the role of worry and stress and how best to cope
  • How relatives and friends can help[1]

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  1. Burgess, Mary; Chalder, Trudie (2009). Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Books on Prescription Title. Robinson. 

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cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

graded exercise therapy (GET) - A gradual increase in exercise or activity, according to a pre-defined plan. Focuses on overcoming the patient's alleged unhelpful illness beliefs that exertion can exacerbate symptoms, rather than on reversing physical deconditioning. Considered controversial, and possibly harmful, in the treatment or management of ME. One of the treatment arms of the controversial PACE trial.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) - A type of psychotherapy geared toward modifying alleged unhealthy thinking, behaviors or illness beliefs. One of the treatment arms used in the controversial PACE trial.

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