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Author Rimes, Katharine, author

Title Overcoming chronic fatigue in young people : a cognitive-behavioural self-help guide / Katharine Rimes and Trudie Chalder
Published London : Routledge, 2016


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Online access with DDA: Askews (Medicine)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements ; 1 What is chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME? ; This guide ; Why did you get it? ; Examples of how fatigue problems can develop; What keeps CFS/ME going? ; Summary of how CFS/ME can develop ; What is cognitive behaviour therapy? ; 2 Sleep management ; Sleep diaries ; The body clock ; How to reset your body clock and make your sleep better ; 3 Activity scheduling ; How to complete activity diaries ; Why focus on activities? ; For people who are doing too much ; Planning activity and rest
Developing a regular activity programme What to include in your activity programme; Breaking down targets into steps; Planning rest times; Starting your activity programme; Gradually increasing your activity levels ; Rules for adding activities to your routine ; How to decrease your rests ; Those who are severely affected ; Those who are less affected by CFS/ME ; Keeping track of your progress ; Difficulties you may encounter ; 4 Dealing with unhelpful thoughts and attitudes ; High standards: When and how to adjust ; Where do high standards come from? ; Pros and cons of high standards
How to use the Prioritising Chart All-or-nothing thinking ; 'There's no point trying': Getting stuck ; What keeps us stuck? ; Getting unstuck ; Feeling better about yourself ; Getting back into the habit of enjoying yourself ; It's not about positive thinking ; How to complete the chart ; Dealing with unhelpful thoughts: Summary ; How avoidance makes molehills into mountains ; 5 Dealing with stress and anxiety ; The stress response ; The effects of stress and anxiety on the body ; How stress and anxiety can cause physical symptoms ; The vicious circle of anxiety
Common worries of people with CFS/ME Testing out anxious predictions ; Problem-solving ; 6 Dealing with other people ; Loss of confidence in social situations ; Bullying ; Assertiveness ; 7 Back to school ; Dealing with school ; Frequently asked (school) questions ; Negotiating with the school ; Schoolwork and exams ; 8 Severely affected young people with CFS/ME; Activity levels; Sleep; 9 The future; Making further gains; Setbacks are normal; How to tackle setbacks; Learning from the experience of CFS/ME; Keeping up improvements; Final note; 10 Information for parents and other caregivers
Praise and encouragementHow much you should encourage; Your child is not doing what they agreed; Your child wants to do more than has been agreed; You think you may be doing too much for your child; Dealing with your own worries about your child's symptoms; Your child has very high standards; Use of reward systems; Setting boundaries; Your child lacks confidence in social situations; Effects of CFS/ME on parents; Parents of severely affected young people with CFS/ME; Psychological problems; Summary for parents; 11 Other problems; When you need to seek help; Further resources
Summary Overcoming Chronic Fatigue in Young People provides an effective evidence-based, step-by-step guide to managing and overcoming chronic fatigue. The highly-experienced experts Katharine Rimes and Trudie Chalder, present an accessible and practical manual aimed at young people, with downloadable material (available online) to support recovery. The book also includes a guide for parents and a helpful resources section. It is recommended for any young person struggling with chronic fatigue, as well as parents and professionals. Currently, there is no other evidence-based self-help guide available
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 10, 2015)
Subject Fatigue -- Treatment -- Popular works
Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Treatment -- Popular works
Myalgic encephalomyelitis -- Treatment -- Popular works
Youth -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works
Cognitive therapy -- Popular works
Self-care, Health.
Cognitive therapy.
Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic -- therapy
Self Care
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Self-care, Health
Chronic fatigue syndrome -- Treatment
Cognitive therapy
Fatigue -- Treatment
Youth -- Health and hygiene
Genre/Form Electronic books
Popular works
Form Electronic book
Author Chalder, Trudie, author.
ISBN 9781317605386