Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A suitable case for treatment

Peter Spencer

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    The controversy surrounding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has overshadowed one very important issue —how can psychologists help patients with CFS? Peter Spencer, a former sufferer himself,recalls how cognitive behavioural techniqes helped put him on the road to recovery.
    In the Summer of 1994 I was struck by the illness known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (a.k.a. Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis — ME). It was only 18 months later that I considered myself fully recovered from it. Having now completed two swim marathons and having been back at work full-time for over two years, I feel I can look back on the event with a mixture of personal experience and objective assessment that I think can make a worthwhile contribution to the often acrimonious debate on this topic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)223-226
    Number of pages4
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1998


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