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About the Unit

The Persistent Physical Symptoms Research and Treatment Unit is a national specialist service undertaking assessment, treatment and research regarding chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS; sometimes known as ‘ME’).

The unit is a partnership between King's College London, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and NIHR Biomedical Research Centre.

Our routine treatment is cognitive behaviour therapy, which has been shown in several randomised controlled trials to be an effective intervention for CFS/ME. Some individuals receive CBT over the telephone if they live a long way from the unit or find travelling difficult.

We also provide GET (Graded Exercise Therapy)

We are now also seeing patients with fatigue in relation to chronic diseases.

Adults with CFS/ME who fulfil specific research criteria may be offered the opportunity to participate in research at this unit.

Adolescents with CFS/ME may be eligible to take part in our research.

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