Psychology plays a crucial role in the assessment and treatment of chronic fatigue. It helps individuals explore the psychological factors that may contribute to or exacerbate their symptoms, particularly in relation to the stress response, the mind/body interaction, emotional overload, and a sensitised central nervous system. Additionally, it assists in identifying and addressing the emotional and cognitive aspects of chronic fatigue, such as feelings of frustration, anxiety, depression, and cognitive difficulties that arise when coping with energy management challenges.
Chronic fatigue is a complex condition characterised by persistent and profound fatigue that is not alleviated by rest and is often accompanied by a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. Our specialists at HMP understand the unique challenges that chronic fatigue presents and are committed to tailoring their approach to meet your specific needs. They are well-versed in the latest research and evidence-based practices related to chronic fatigue, ensuring that you receive the most effective and up-to-date care available.
Psychological interventions can be beneficial for individuals with chronic fatigue. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely used approach that focuses on identifying and challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, promoting healthy coping strategies, and managing stress. CBT can help individuals develop skills to manage their energy levels, establish effective routines, and gradually increase activity levels without exacerbating fatigue. While CBT is a forefront leader in chronic fatigue treatment, a holistic treatment plan including many other psychological treatment techniques, mind/body disciplines, and possibly other field specialists such as those in nutrition, functional medicine, and exercise can be discussed. Our Psychologists can also assist individuals in improving sleep patterns, managing pain symptoms, and addressing any comorbid psychological conditions that may be present alongside chronic fatigue.
If you are seeking professional support to manage your chronic fatigue, we encourage you to reach out to us at HMP using the enquiry form below.