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Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Campling, Frankie; Campling, Frankie; Sharpe, Michael

A compassionate guide to chronic fatigue syndrome, this book provides sufferers and their families with practical advice based solely on scientific evidence. Included in the book is a detailed guide to self-help, written from a patient's perspective

Book. English.
2nd ed.
Published Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Frankie Campling, Michael Sharpe
ISBN: 0199233160, 9780199233168
Note: Previous ed.: published as Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME). 2000.
Note: Books on Prescription.
Note: Book Prescription Scheme.
Physical Description: 224 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: The facts
Subject: Chronic fatigue syndrome.
Added Entry: Book Prescription Scheme.; Books on prescription.

Contents

  1. CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: ITS NATURE, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT
  2. Our aims in this section
  3. What should it be called and why?
  4. What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)?
  5. How is a diagnosis of CFS/ME made?
  6. What other conditions is CFS/ME linked to?
  7. What do we know about CFS/ME?
  8. Making sense of what we know about the causes of CFS/ME
  9. What is the best treatment?
  10. Some myths about CFS/ME
  11. Summary
  12. THE IDEA OF HELPING YOURSELF
  13. Introduction to self-help
  14. Balancing rest and activity
  15. Relaxation and calm breathing
  16. Appropriate exercise
  17. Improving your sleep
  18. Getting the best from your food
  19. Coping with pain
  20. Difficulties with memory and concentration
  21. A gradual increase in activity
  22. What gets in the way of being sensible?
  23. Improving your mood
  24. Managing anxiety, panic and depression
  25. Managing your thinking
  26. Dealing with problems
  27. Better communication
  28. Managing relationships and people
  29. Getting the best from today
  30. Managing employment
  31. Thinking about the future
  32. Summary of our self-help advice
  33. SPECIAL ISSUES
  34. Thinking about therapies and therapists, both medical and complementary/alternative
  35. Cognitive behaviour therapy, graded excercise therapy, and adaptive pacing therapy
  36. Children and young people with CFS/ME; APPENDICES
  37. Medical glossary
  38. Keeping a diary
  39. Further information

Description

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains one of the most controversial illnesses, both in terms of its causes, and the best ways to treat the illness. For years, sufferers have had to deal with scepticism from their families, employers, and even health care professionals. The vast amount of conflicting advice that has been published up to now has served only to confuse sufferers, and professionals, even more. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Facts presents a compassionate guide to this

illness, providing sufferers and their families, with practical advice, based solely on scientific evidence. It is unique in being written by both a sufferer and a physician, both of whom have had extensive experience of talking to, and helping, patients. Included in the book is a detailed guide to

self-help, written from a patient's perspective, but evidence-based. The book also deals with a number of special issues, advising on how to choose therapies and therapists, and how to deal with CFS in children. The book additionally includes an overview of the history of the illness, looking at the nature and causes of CFS, and the opportunities for the future. The book will be invaluable for sufferers from CFS, their friends and families, and the numerous health professionals who come into

contact with sufferers from this illness.