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Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

  • Amy Scholten, MPH
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Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

CFS affects those who have it in different ways. There is no single treatment that works for everyone. It may also be treated with more than one method. The focus is on easing symptoms and helping people cope with CFS.

CFS treatment may include:


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This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.