Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or ME)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an onset of unexplained, persistent fatigue unrelated to exertion and not substantially relieved by rest that causes a significant reduction in previous activity levels.
Initial intervention from other Tier 1/2 services (Universal and Targeted services) prior to specialist CAMHS involvement
All suspected cases of CSF initially to be referred to General Paediatrics for medical physical assessment.
Service provided by Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service – Tier 3
For treatment of a coexisting mental health difficulty it may be necessary for a minimal level of functioning to be established before the young person has capacity to engage in an additional psychological intervention.