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Cognitive behaviour therapy for adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7494.790 (Published 31 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:790

Authors' reply

  1. Maja Stulemeijer, junior researcher,
  2. Lieke W A M de Jong, child psychologist,
  3. Theo J W Fiselier, paediatrician,
  4. Sigrid W B Hoogveld, junior researcher,
  5. Gijs Bleijenberg ([email protected]), professor
  1. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Expert Centre Chronic Fatigue, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands
  2. Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Expert Centre Chronic Fatigue, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Netherlands

    EDITOR—Chaudhuri's concerns relate to a possible placebo effect and the way we treat our patients. We consider it unlikely that the positive effects of our treatment are attributable mainly to non-specific treatment factors, since the results were maintained at eight month follow up even in the absence of contacts with …

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