Dr Katharine Rimes and Professor Trudie Chalder, authors of Overcoming Chronic Fatigue in Young People, are our Routledge Mental Health Authors of the Month for July! Read our exclusive interview and learn more about their fantastic new book!
Currently, there is no other evidence-based self-help guide available on chronic fatigue aimed at young people. Overcoming Chronic Fatigue in Young People contains detailed advice for tailoring a fatigue recovery programme to the individual, which can be used by young people, their families and health professionals. Topics covered included: sleep, exercise, coping with stress and school.
Read our below interview with authors Katharine Rimes and Trudie Chalder to find out more.
We wrote this book to help young people with chronic fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome (sometimes known as 'ME') to manage their symptoms, regain control of their lives and recover.
These conditions can be very disabling and have a large impact on the life of the young person and their family. We hope that the guide will provide a positive message to young people and their families and increase their confidence about how to approach the recovery process.
Research has shown that cognitive behaviour therapy ('CBT') can be very helpful for chronic fatigue and CFS / ME. This guide has been used successfully in research trials and in a specialist CFS / ME NHS clinic. We are very pleased that publishing the guide as a book will help make these methods more widely available. Our book provides information about practical methods that can be used to help improve symptoms and aid recovery.
Sometimes people mistakenly think that the effectiveness of CBT means that symptoms of CFS / ME are 'all in the mind' but this is not the case; the symptoms are very real.
Dr Katharine Rimes is a chartered clinical and health psychologist who has worked with people with chronic fatigue and CFS / ME in the UK National Health Service for over fifteen years. She is an accredited cognitive behaviour therapist. She also works as a senior university lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and has published many research titles about CFS / ME.
For more information, please visit: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/katharine.rimes.html
Professor Trudie Chalder is a world expert in chronic fatigue and CFS / ME. She and colleagues developed the cognitive behavioural treatment of CFS / ME and fatigue in the context of other medical conditions. She is Professor of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and a health psychologist and cognitive behaviour therapist who has worked with fatigued individuals for 27 years. She has been widely published.
For more information, please visit: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/trudie.chalder.html
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue in Young People provides an effective evidence-based, step-by-step guide to managing and overcoming chronic fatigue. The highly-experienced experts Katharine Rimes and Trudie Chalder, present an accessible and practical manual aimed at young people, with downloadable…
Paperback – 2015-07-21
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue in Young People is published by Routledge, July 2015.