A cognitive behaviour therapy group for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: A preliminary investigation

Anja Wittkowski, Karla Toye, Helen L. Richards

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    Abstract

    A number of studies suggest that individual cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is beneficial to patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This study investigated the effectiveness of group CBT in reducing fatigue and distress in five outpatients with a diagnosis of CFS throughout therapy and at 3-month follow-up. The nature of the group, treatment outcomes and benefits of this approach are outlined. Group CBT was acceptable to participants and led to improvements in fatigue as well as cognitive functioning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)107-112
    Number of pages5
    JournalBehavioural And Cognitive Psychotherapy
    Volume32
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

    Keywords

    • CBT
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Group

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