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Cognitive therapy helps teens suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome has unknown causes and has no cure but cognitive behavioral therapy may help sufferers. Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include muscle pain, nonrestorative sleep and exhaustion - all of which last for at least 6 months. Other helpful therapies include exercise, massage, acupuncture and special diets. Study results showed that 5 months of cognitive therapy resulted in less fatigue and improved physical functioning. About 60% of the study group teens returned to full-time school compared to about 30% of the group that had no cognitive therapy.

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About: Cognitive therapy helps teens suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome

Date: 7 December 2004

Source: Web MD Health

Author: Miranda Hitti


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