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Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Van Houdenhove, B; Kempke, S; Luyten, P; (2010) Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. CURR PSYCHIAT REP , 12 (3) 208 - 214. 10.1007/s11920-010-0105-y.

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Abstract

Chronic fatigue syndrome and/or fibromyalgia (CFS/FM) consists of highly overlapping, medically unexplained symptoms, including long-lasting fatigue, effort intolerance, cognitive dysfunction, and widespread pain and tenderness. CFS/FM often seems to be triggered by infections and physical trauma, but depression, sleep disturbances, and personality may also be involved. Moreover, dysregulation of the stress system, the immune system, and central pain mechanisms may determine the pathophysiology of the illness, leading to a loss of capacity to adapt to all kind of stressors. CFS/FM patients can be best helped by a pragmatic and individualized approach aimed at adjusting lifestyle and optimizing self-care, which in the long run may contribute to a restoration of physical and mental adaptability. Future psychiatric research into CFS/FM should focus on the complex interrelationships among pain/fatigue, stress/depression, and personality, as well as on processes of therapeutic change and the advantages of customized treatment.

Type: Article
Title: Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
DOI: 10.1007/s11920-010-0105-y
Keywords: Etiology, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Diagnosis, Fibromyalgia, Pathogenesis, Psychiatry, Treatment, COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR THERAPY, MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, CHILDHOOD TRAUMA, MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, GRADED-EXERCISE, PRIMARY-CARE, HPA AXIS, PERSONALITY, POPULATION, STRESS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1314198
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