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Unexplained Chronic Fatigue and Core Conflictual Relationship Themes: A Study in a Chronically Fatigued Population.

Jan Vandenbergen UGent, Stijn Vanheule UGent, Yves Rosseel UGent, Mattias Desmet UGent and Paul Verhaeghe UGent (2009) PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. 82(1). p.31-40
abstract
Objective. Unexplained fatigue syndromes are multidimensional phenomena that involve a constellation of symptoms. This paper explores whether typical relationship patterns are associated with self-reported and clinically rated fatigue symptoms in chronically fatigued patients. Method. Relationship patterns were assessed by means of the core conflictual relationship theme (CCRT) method. This method examines transference patterns, and was applied to interview data collected from chronically fatigued patients (N = 30). Chronic fatigue was assessed by means of a self-report questionnaire and was also rated clinically. Results. Both self-reported and clinically rated fatigue correlated with relationship themes. The intensity of fatigue related to the perception of others as not respecting and as negatively interfering. The typical reaction of the self to relationships consists of feeling disrespected, anger, passivity, and reduced feelings of self-consistency. Conclusion. Patients' perception of interpersonal relationships as distressing may be pivotal in understanding these results. Implications for clinical intervention and future research are indicated.
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keyword
FIBROMYALGIA, PSYCHOTHERAPY, NEURASTHENIA, PERSPECTIVES
journal title
PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE
Psychol. Psychother.-Theory Res. Pract.
volume
82
issue
1
pages
31 - 40
publisher
BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
place of publication
Leicester ; UNITED KINGDOM
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000262633900003
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL
JCR impact factor
0.973 (2009)
JCR rank
60/93 (2009)
JCR quartile
3 (2009)
ISSN
1476-0835
DOI
10.1348/147608308X332401
language
English
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yes
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A1
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663786
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-663786
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2009-05-25 09:59:48
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2017-01-02 09:55:55
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Method. Relationship patterns were assessed by means of the core conflictual relationship theme (CCRT) method. This method examines transference patterns, and was applied to interview data collected from chronically fatigued patients (N = 30). Chronic fatigue was assessed by means of a self-report questionnaire and was also rated clinically.

Results. Both self-reported and clinically rated fatigue correlated with relationship themes. The intensity of fatigue related to the perception of others as not respecting and as negatively interfering. The typical reaction of the self to relationships consists of feeling disrespected, anger, passivity, and reduced feelings of self-consistency.

Conclusion. Patients' perception of interpersonal relationships as distressing may be pivotal in understanding these results. Implications for clinical intervention and future research are indicated.},
  author       = {Vandenbergen, Jan and Vanheule, Stijn and Rosseel, Yves and Desmet, Mattias and Verhaeghe, Paul},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {31--40},
  publisher    = {BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC},
  title        = {Unexplained Chronic Fatigue and Core Conflictual Relationship Themes: A Study in a Chronically Fatigued Population.},
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  volume       = {82},
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Chicago
Vandenbergen, Jan, Stijn Vanheule, Yves Rosseel, Mattias Desmet, and Paul Verhaeghe. 2009. “Unexplained Chronic Fatigue and Core Conflictual Relationship Themes: A Study in a Chronically Fatigued Population.” Psychology and Psychotherapy-theory Research and Practice 82 (1): 31–40.
APA
Vandenbergen, J., Vanheule, S., Rosseel, Y., Desmet, M., & Verhaeghe, P. (2009). Unexplained Chronic Fatigue and Core Conflictual Relationship Themes: A Study in a Chronically Fatigued Population. PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 82(1), 31–40.
Vancouver
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Vandenbergen J, Vanheule S, Rosseel Y, Desmet M, Verhaeghe P. Unexplained Chronic Fatigue and Core Conflictual Relationship Themes: A Study in a Chronically Fatigued Population. PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. Leicester ; UNITED KINGDOM: BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC; 2009;82(1):31–40.
MLA
Vandenbergen, Jan, Stijn Vanheule, Yves Rosseel, et al. “Unexplained Chronic Fatigue and Core Conflictual Relationship Themes: A Study in a Chronically Fatigued Population.” PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 82.1 (2009): 31–40. Print.