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Impairments in cognitive performance in CFS are common, not related to co-morbid depression but do associate with autonomic dysfunction

Impairments in cognitive performance in chronic fatigue syndrome are common, not related to co-morbid depression but do associate with autonomic dysfunction, by Lucy J Robinson, Peter Gallagher, Stuart Watson, Ruth Pearce, Andreas Finkelmeyer, Laura Maclachlan, Julia L Newton in  PLoS … Continue reading

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Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: the effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness

Suicidal ideation in non-depressed individuals: the effects of a chronic, misunderstood illness, by AR Devendorf, SL McManimen, LA Jason in Health Psychol. 2018 Jul 1:1359105318785450  [Epub ahead of print] Abstract: Chronic illness is a risk factor for suicide but is … Continue reading

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Low mood, poor quality of life & high symptom impact in adolescents attending a tertiary service for CFS/ME

Research abstract: Prevalence and correlates of low mood, poor quality of life and high symptom impact in adolescents attending a tertiary service for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, by FK Neale, TY Segal, DS Hargreaves in Archives of Disease in Childhood Vol 103, Suppl … Continue reading

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The presence of co-morbid mental health problems in a cohort of adolescents with CFS

Research abstract: The presence of co-morbid mental health problems in a cohort of adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome, by Maria Elizabeth Loades, Katharine A Rimes, Sheila Ali, Kate Lievesley, Trudie Chalder in Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry [Preprint November 2, 2017] Objective: To … Continue reading

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Rethinking childhood adversity in CFS

Research abstract: Rethinking childhood adversity in chronic fatigue syndrome, by James E Clark, Sean L Davidson, Laura Maclachlan, Julia L Newton, Stuart Watson in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior [Published online: 10 Oct 2017] Background: Previous studies have consistently shown increased … Continue reading

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CBT for CFS/ME in children is different from CBT for depression

Discussion paper abstract: BACKGROUND:   Approximately one in three children and young people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) also have probable depression. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has a growing evidence base as an effective treatment approach for CFS/ME and for depression … Continue reading

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The interface between CFS & depression

Research abstract: The chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains a contentious and controversial presentation despite decades of systematic research into the presentation from a variety of specialties within the medical and associated disciplines. Variously championed as an aetiology of immunological, neurological, neurophysiological, psychiatric and psychological origin, … Continue reading

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Managing depression course, Dolgellau 2 Dec 2016

NEW FREE COURSE FOR 2016 –  Managing and Dealing with Depression If you feel low and lack motivation, if you feel you no longer enjoy daily activities or special events in the way you used to or you are finding it hard … Continue reading

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Well-being in CFS: relationship to symptoms & psychological distress

Research abstract: Objective: There is growing recognition in psychology that wellness is more than the absence of disease and distress. Well-being has been defined in numerous ways. Two dominant models include Diener, Eunkook, Suh, Lucas and Smith’s (1999) model of subjective well-being (SWB) … Continue reading

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The ‘extreme’ side-effects of antidepressants

BBC news article, By Lesley Ashmall (BBC Victoria Derbyshire programme), 19 October 2016: The ‘extreme’ side-effects of antidepressants Claire Hanley says she tried to take her own life twice after taking antidepressants People who say their lives have been ruined by … Continue reading

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