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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (23 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841199427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841199429
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.4 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 644,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Cochrane Collaboration, dedicated to finding clinical evidence of effective health treatments, comments: "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy appears to be an effective and acceptable treatment for adult out-patients with CFS. Its sufferers deserve . . . to be more aware of the potential of this therapy to bring lasting functional benefit." Cochrane Review, 2003

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Nicola Clements on 5 Aug. 2010
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This was recommended to me by my CBT therapist; I was a bit sceptical after reading the other reviews on here.

Basically you have to read it with care. Most of what it talks about is fatigue; separate this in your mind from chronic fatigue as an illness. It's true what it says about trapping yourself in a feedback loop which perpetuates the illness, however this is not what caused the illness in the first place. Don't let it make you think that you're not ill, or that it's all in your head.

In my case, I use the advice here when I'm on an even keel, and it's helped me get my recovery back on track. However, when I start feeling tired because of chronic fatigue (as opposed to normal "fatigue" fatigue), I know that it's because I am genuinely ill.

This is not a book to be read at face value. There is very good advice here, but the way it tends to lay blame on you as a patient for you illness should be ignored.

If nothing else, it's worth the cover price for the chapter on advice to friends and family alone. It has helped them accept my illness and to be supportive to me in the correct way as I continue in my recovery.
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68 of 73 people found the following review helpful By BlondeCFS on 12 May 2009
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This is not a good book to read if you are trying to get better from Chronic Fatigue syndrome. It is written with good intentions - however the authors dont really have any idea of what is really going on with ME/CFS or how to treat it. The suggestions are very simplistic and quite frankly - just silly to anyone who has experienced this condition. Its very unlikely they will have a positive affect and if they do it is most likely chance in my opinion. It is an expansion of the currect NICE guidelines (pacing and graded exercise) which anyone who has CFS will probably know - are useless and dont help. I met Trudie Chalder early on in my journey after finding this book and she was nice but it became clear quite quickly that she was not going to be able to help. I studied Neurobiology, pharmacology and physiology myself at university and on asking more specific questions about the biology of what was going on - there was no real understanding or clear answer. It did not take long for me to come to this conclusion and move on...and I would not advise anyone searching for recovery to spend any time on this book or following its recommendations.
Sadly there are no books I am aware of currently published directly relating to ME/CFS that are very up to date. Research in this field is very fast moving - and practitioners are generally treating rather than writing books...I would just recommend getting in contact with a good clinic that specialise in CFS such as the Optimum Health Clinic. There is a community of people there and many of the practitioners have got better themselves from ME/CFS.
Good luck to anyone having difficulties like me with this condition.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful By C. R. Okparaeke on 30 Nov. 2007
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Mary Burgess is a very likeable person and sensitively diagnosed my own ME a few years ago. On first reading this book I was reasonably impressed overall, but flummoxed at the extraordinarily simplistic way of describing ME symptoms and how all symptoms are apparently being either caused or maintained by 'too much rest'!

In summary this is a great book on self-help using CBT (for anyone who might find this approach appropriate for them) but a very poor book on treating/overcoming ME/CFS.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Jen Govey on 17 May 2009
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The book is titled 'Overcoming Chronic Fatigue'. Unfortunately as the writers of this book are unable to tell the difference between Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and M.E and so it is very misleading and limited.

Yes, it has the odd useful tips, but you have to sift through the patronising, limited thinking to find any, and it's actually quite demoralizing if you have ME/CFS as it is so very clear, they haven't really got a clue or read any research outside CBT and can't even differentiate between chronic fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

If you have mild, chronic fatigue caused by stress, depression, insomnia and a hectic out of spiral lifestyle and being a 'bit run down', this book would be useful and do as the title says.

If you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or M.E. this book is inaccurate and very limited, misleading and could probably worsen your condition as it seems to have no understanding outside the realms of psychology. (see other reviews for more detail). It was recommended by my Hospital Psychologist who had an equally blinkered understanding to ME/CFS and had also missed reading any other research outside the limited field of CBT.

When it comes to psychological approaches, anyone who has done any reading can see some CBT is helpful if handled appropriately, but NLP and NLP based therapies such as Reverse, Mikel and EFT are usually more effective and CBT is actually a little behind. NLP is certainly no cure either, but it's more practical and cutting edge in it's approach and made more physical difference to my ME than CBT. Pacing, nutrition and supplements, Lymph massage and tai chi and a very gentle form of yoga, meditation, osteopathy and accupuncture have also helped. A book on Adrenal Burnout called 'Tired of being Tired' by Dr Jesse Lynn Hanley, although not for ME was very helpful and practical, as was Charles Shepherd's Living with M.E. Much more worth the money. Give this a miss.
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