Chronic fatigue syndrome and EMDR, a favourable combination


Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex, sometimes controversial and often confusing condition characterized principally by persistent, unexplained physical and mental fatigue. Researchers and clinicians continue to debate many aspects of CFS. The influence of stress, in conjunction with infection, was introduced early on as a possible cause of chronic illnesses such as CFS.

Patients themselves often report that a virus combined with stress were the triggers of their illness. The etiology and pathophysiology of CFS will be clear to all attending the presentation as well as where and when EMDR should be applied in CFS.






Elke van Hoof

Original Work Citation

van Hoof, E. (2005, June). Chronic fatigue syndrome and EMDR, a favourable combination. In EMDR in the extreme, chronic fatigue and peak performance. Symposium conducted at the 6th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Brussels, Belgium



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