Background: Cognitive-behavioural models of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) suggest that personality factors such as perfectionism and high moral standards may contribute to the development of CFS.  Aims: To investigate cognitive, behavioural and emotional processing risk factors for CFS …. Conclusions: Perfectionism, self-sacrificial tendencies, unhelpful beliefs about emotions, and perceived stress may be present to a greater extent pre-morbidly in CFS patients compared with healthy individuals.  (Samantha K. Brooks and Trudie Chalder and Dr Katharine Rimes, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry)

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