By Diane Cox
Written for college students and clinicians who're new to power fatigue syndrome (CFS), this publication goals to de-mystify the disorder and its administration through providing an in depth exploration of the function of the occupational therapist in facilitating the CFS patient?s restoration. Recognising that operating with individuals with CFS contains all elements of the occupational treatment technique, the booklet demonstrates what number of the abilities won in occupational remedy education and in different sector of scientific perform will be transferred to the administration of CFS. Case vignettes and extra in-depth reviews are used all through to demonstrate the syndrome and its administration and an entire thesaurus of phrases is usually incorporated.
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Once established, the negative thoughts could be very difficult to switch off and often appeared quite logical and plausible. However, Beck (1976) proposed that there were alternative ways of viewing things that would be more helpful and enable the person to feel better and do more. In addition, Ellis (1962) introduced the concept of irrational beliefs, based on our own individual underlying beliefs and rules, which again if held to the extreme could influence behaviour. Beck (1976) extended the application of cognitive therapy to a wide range of emotional disorders.
The triggers of overload due to viruses, pollution, stress and immune dysfunction were being suggested. , 1990). From 1990 attention switched from muscle to brain (CNS). Wessely (1991) noted that the wheel had turned from peripheral, via central, to psychological explanations. e. it was all in the mind. The hysteria theory provoked anger and was often refuted (cf. 1955 epidemic description by McEvedy and Beard, 1970). Wessely (1990) warned of a need to ensure the syndrome was separated from other known conditions such as abnormal illness behaviour.
1996). In particular, women are over repre sented in hospital samples. Gender could therefore be a weak risk factor for CFS. Overall, men have a worse perception of their health. , 1996), despite having more severe levels of fatigue. , 1994a). All these differences would need to be taken into consideration when evalu ating a hospital CFS population. What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? , 1997; Fulcher and White, 1997) and overall prognosis and recovery rate have been reported as generally extremely poor (Wessely, 1995a).