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Exercise and cognitive behaviour therapy are best treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.710/a (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:710
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A review which found that exercise and cognitive behaviour therapy are the most effective treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is likely to split even further the two camps of patients, carers, and doctors who strongly disagree about the cause of the condition.

    Simon Wessely, professor of epidemiological psychiatry at King's College, London, described the review as a “reasonable step forward that can help many people.” But he added that the majority of the chronic fatigue syndrome community does not believe in the type of approach that …

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