Fred Springfield recently posted this to Co-Cure pointing out:
[Although this article is a year old, it has just now made it to PubMed.]
Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: findings, principles and strategies.
Journal: Psychiatry Investig. 2008 Dec;5(4):209-12. Epub 2008 Dec 31.
Authors: Luyten P, Van Houdenhove B, Pae CU, Kempke S, Van Wambeke P.
Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Leuven, Leuven,
NLM Citation: PMID: 20046339
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition
characterized by serious medically unexplained mental and physical
fatigue. The high prevalence and both direct and indirect health
costs of CFS patients represent a huge problem for contemporary
health care. Moreover, the prognosis of CFS, even when treated, is often
In this paper, we first critically review current evidence based
treatments of CFS. Second, we discuss the growing insights into the
etiopathogenesis of CFS, and the need to translate and integrate
these insights into future treatments. In particular, we formulate a
pragmatic and empirically testable treatment approach, tailored to
the individual needs of patients, which aims at restoring the mental
and physical equilibrium of CFS patients by trying to bring about
sustained life style changes.
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