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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report

Vahdet GÖRMEZ.

Abstract
Abstract: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a relatively common clinical condition that can cause sufferers to experience significant disability and distress, which may be further exacerbated by a lack of understanding from others, including health professionals. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been widely researched and reported to be an evidence-based effective treatment approach for CSF. Cognitive-behavioural theory of CFS aims to describe how certain cognitions and behaviours could account for the symptoms, distress, and disability that maintain the illness. In this case study, a successful application of CBT in a 15-year-old young person with a twelve-month-history of disabling CFS is presented. We argue that for a clinical success, a non-judgemental approach to address the parental role in maintenance of the sick role is necessary.

Key words: Cognitive behavioural therapy; chronic fatigue syndrome; adolescent


 
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Vahdet GORMEZ. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report. JCBPR. 2015; 4(2): 97-103. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494


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Vahdet GORMEZ. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report. JCBPR. (2015), [cited August 01, 2022]; 4(2): 97-103. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494



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Vahdet GORMEZ (2015) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report. JCBPR, 4 (2), 97-103. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494



Turabian Style

Vahdet GORMEZ. 2015. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 4 (2), 97-103. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494



Chicago Style

Vahdet GORMEZ. "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 4 (2015), 97-103. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Vahdet GORMEZ. "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 4.2 (2015), 97-103. Print. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Vahdet GORMEZ (2015) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in a 15 year-old girl; A case-report. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 4 (2), 97-103. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.197494