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Interpretation of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterised by fatigue and other symptoms. Both psychological and biological aetiological factors have been proposed, but the disorder is of uncertain origin. The aetiology of the symptoms is therefore ambiguous. It has been suggested (a) that patients with CFS tend to interpret their symptoms as indicating physical illness and (b) they tend not to interpret these symptoms in terms of negative emotion. In order to test these hypotheses we develop...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
39
Issue:
11
Pages:
1369-1380
Publication date:
2001-11-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:63a2f2ae-06dc-4d56-9135-eda6049f37f2
Source identifiers:
178039
Local pid:
pubs:178039

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