Break free from the crippling cycle of chronic fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness, characterized by severe exhaustion and flu-like symptoms, which affects three per cent of people and for which conventional medicine currently has no cure.
This valuable self-help guide offers sufferers relief from the condition. Using recognised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques that change our attitudes and coping strategies, the authors provide a better understanding of CFS and strategies for breaking the vicious circle of fatigue. The result is a proven reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two-thirds of CFS sufferers.
This fully updated new edition provides:
- Guidance on how to improve your sleep
- Practical strategies for balancing activity and rest
- Step-by-step advice on dealing with blocks to recovery
- Tools for coping with worry and stress
- Suggestions for how partners, relatives and friends can help
Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical.
This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome.
Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy appears to be an effective and acceptable treatment for adult out-patients with CFS. Its sufferers deserve . . . to be more aware of the potential of this therapy to bring lasting functional benefit. - Cochrane Review
Provides an excellent overview of how best the complexities of CFS may be understood. - The Psychologist