Research Updates

Return to work is possible after Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Andrea Thompson

While CFS is a significantly debilitating and lengthy illness, there is evidence to suggest a return to work is possible after effective treatment.

Take Home Message: There has been little research on return to work for people with chronic fatigue. Retirement as a ‘solution’ after a lengthy sick leave absence for chronic fatigue is not acceptable when treatment studies show many chronic fatigue patients are able to return to work. Cognitive behaviour and graded exercise therapies are helpful in treating CFS, In most cases, the earlier the diagnosis an...

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