The cognitive behavioural treatment of depression and low self-esteem in the context of paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME): a case study

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Abstract

Problem: Up to one in three young people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) also have depressive symptoms. It is not known how best to treat young people with this co-morbidity.
Method: This case report seeks to describe and discuss the use of a cognitive behavioural approach for depression and low self-esteem in a 16 year old girl with CFS/ME.
Findings/Conclusion: Therapy was effective in remediating the young person’s mood difficulties, but appeared to exacerbate their CFS/ME symptoms. Therefore, it is crucial that CFS/ME and mood treatments are designed and trialled to ensure a complementary approach. Good communication and joint working between involved professionals is also important, and ideally, treatments for mood and for CFS/ME would be provided by the same team to facilitate this.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-174
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing
Volume28
Issue number4
Early online date16 Oct 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Keywords

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • CFS/ME
  • depression
  • CBT
  • adolescent

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