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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Health Center

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy teaches you how to change your thinking and fears. It can help you learn to think accurately about your situation instead of letting fear guide your feelings and your behavior. This type of therapy is good news for people who have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Studies show that this type of therapy can help you feel better.1

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  1. Reid S, et al. (2011). Chronic fatigue syndrome, search date March 2010. BMJ Clinical Evidence. Available online:

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  • White PD, et al. (2011). Comparison of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome (PACE): A randomised trial. Lancet, 377(9768): 823–826.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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