Chronic fatigue is a mysterious condition. Rather than simply being knackered, something many of us are familiar with, sufferers experience a disabling level of fatigue that’s present on most days and stays with them for months and even years. It’s often associated with a range of physical symptoms like headaches, aches and pains. It can have a devastating effect on people’s lives, with very few able to work, and also has major impacts on their relationships. They also suffer high rates of mental illnesses like depression. Treatment with cognitive behavioural therapy to reformulate their thinking about their fatigue can help, as can doing more exercise. Norman sits down with a leading expert in the field.

Tonic TV | T-S066 | S02E04