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Cognitive Therapy Found to Help Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovery

Fibro Daily October 24, 2013

New research suggests that coupling cognitive therapy with medical treatment can greatly increase the likelihood of a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome seeing improvement. After a 12-month evaluation, researchers found that 60 percent of patients who received medical care in addition to cognitive therapy reported significant improvement, as opposed to only 23 percent who reported improvement after only receiving medical treatment.

Cognitive therapy, a form of counseling that helps patients overcome negative patterns of thinking, has been shown to be almost of not equally as effective as medication for treating anxiety and depression.

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