Cognitive-behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy were recommended for ME/CFS in the past. However, studies supporting those approaches have been widely criticized. New recommended nonpharmacologic approaches to conserve energy and to minimize postexertional malaise in 2021 consensus recommendations include:
Pacing of physical and cognitive activity
Use of assistive devices, such as motorized scooters, handicap parking stickers, and shower chairs to conserve energy
Use of home health aides for those who are more severely ill
Use of ear plugs, eye masks, and perfume-free environments to decrease sensory stimulation
School or work accommodations, such as flexible hours and shortened days
Read more on the recommendations for ME/CFS treatment.
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Cite this: Michael Stuart Bronze. Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) - Medscape - Jan 01, 2022.