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Chronic fatigue syndrome in children and adolescents: General practitioners' experience of the problem and their views about its treatment

  • Josephine Richards (a1) and Frank Smith (a2)
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General practitioners in a south London health authority were sent a questionnaire about their experience and views concerning the treatment of childhood chronic fatigue syndrome. Most thought childhood chronic fatigue syndrome had a significant psychological component, but opinion was divided over referral to a psychiatrist. The involvement of self-help organisations was supported but the place of rest and exercise unclear. The optimum primary care management of childhood chronic fatigue syndrome needs to be established.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome in children and adolescents: General practitioners' experience of the problem and their views about its treatment

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