Chronic fatigue therapy ‘could help teenagers’, study says

Posted 30 Sep, 2017
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A training programme tested on children with mild or moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can reduce fatigue and increase attendance at school, a small study from the University of Bristol suggests.

The Lightning Process, a type of brain therapy, was used alongside specialist medical care.But ME charities said they did not recommend or endorse the process.The NHS currently recommends behavioural and exercise therapy.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a disabling illness that affects 1% of secondary school children in the UK, causing them to miss a day or more of school per week.

In total, it is thought to affect 250,000 people in Britain.

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