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CT reduces cerebral atrophy in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers from Raboud University Nijmegen investigated whether Cognitive Therapy (CT) affected the cerebral atrophy of patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The study appeared in BRAIN: A Journal of Neurology. The study included twenty-two CFS patients and twenty-two control subjects, all of whom underwent a two-step program of CBT. The initial focus of treatment is a "rehabilitative approach of a graded increase in physical activity," while the second part…
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What Cognitive Therapy does to your brain…

Cognitive Therapy is well known for being effective for depression (it's twice as effective as medication in preventing relapse) and it's also been shown to work for many other disorders -- but why? How does it work? A major clue to how Cognitive Therapy affects the brain came out in this study two years ago -- researchers were interested in seeing how Cognitive Behavior Therapy affected the brains of depressed people as compared to medication. They hypothesized…
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