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International Primary Care Association

Clinical Focus Volume 3 N2

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disease with predominant symptoms being severe disabling fatigue (unrelieved by rest); unrefreshing sleep; widespread pains and neurological problems. Despite its official recognition by the Chief Medical Officer over eight years ago, the literature reflects that the diagnosis and management of CFS still today cause controversy and apprehension within the medical profession, especially within primary care. This summary aims to highlight key characteristics, maintaining factors, nature and impact, possible disease mechanisms and management techniques to aid medical professionals to diagnose and treat patients more effectively.

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  • Authors: M Williams-Wilson & S Richards
  • Keywords: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); Central Sensitisation; Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Graded exercise therapy (GET)
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