Long-term outcome of cognitive behavior therapy versus relaxation therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: a 5-year follow-up study.

@article{Deale2001LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of cognitive behavior therapy versus relaxation therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome: a 5-year follow-up study.},
  author={A Deale and K Husain and Trudie Chalder and Simon Wessely},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={158 12},
  pages={
          2038-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the long-term outcome of cognitive behavior therapy versus relaxation therapy for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. METHOD Sixty patients who participated in a randomized controlled trial of cognitive behavior therapy versus relaxation therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome were invited to complete self-rated measures and participate in a 5-year follow-up interview with an assessor who was blind to treatment type. RESULTS Fifty-three patients (88… 

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