Are you Struggling with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness.
CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. Many people refer to the condition as CFS/ME.
CFS/ME can affect anyone, including children. It’s more common in women and tends to develop between your mid-20s and mid-40s.
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS; also known as ME) is a long-term, persistent condition that causes fatigue and other symptoms which are not caused by any other known medical condition. ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis; “myalgic” meaning ‘muscle aches or pains’ and “encephalomyelitis” meaning inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
When to seek treatment for CFS and ME
Are you looking for a therapist?
What you need to know
CBT is effective in supporting adults with ME and has been shown to reduce symptoms, improve function and improve quality of life. CBT aims to change the way you think, behave and feel, so you learn to identify the thoughts and feelings that are causing certain behaviours. Through CBT, you can also manage the emotional impact of your fatigue and related symptoms.