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 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.

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.

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