Overcoming Chronic Fatigue: A Self-help Guide to Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Trudie Chalder, Mary Burgess

Using recognised CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques that change attitudes and coping strategies, this book successfully breaks the cycle of fatigue by offering practical strategies for balancing activity and rest. A valuable self-help guide explaining the role of worry and stress and how best to cope, as well as offering advice for relatives and friends, the result is a proven reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two thirds of sufferers. Using diagrams and case studies to guide you through the techniques, this accessible books is suitable for all reading levels.

Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder are both CBT psychotherapists at the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research and Treatment Unit, Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London.