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Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman and Littlefield
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9780810895959
Format:
Pbk 272 pages
Price:
AU$49.99 NZ$52.17
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Chronic fatigue syndrome is a confusing and disputed disorder that affects more and more people. Here, Naheed Ali sheds light on this ill-understood and yet debilitating disorder. Readers will come away with not only a better understanding of what constitutes CFS but various ways of dealing with its symptoms.

Preface
Part I: Groundwork
1 Energy and the Human Body
2 History of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Part II: Clinical Picture
3 Causes and Risk Factors
4 Pathology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
5 Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
6 Role of the Family Physician, Internist and Neurologist
7 Role of the Hospital in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Part III: Many Faces
8 Fatigue and the Human Body
9 Viral, Neuropsychiatric, and Neuroendocrine Hypotheses

Part IV: Resolutions
10 Natural Approaches to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
11 Pharmacological Approaches to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
12 Addressing the Mind in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
13 Collective Efforts
14 Conclusion

Appendix A: CFS Related Links
Appendix B: CFS Research and Training
Appendix C: CFS and Related Organizations
Appendix D: Nationally Recognized CFS Clinics
Appendix E: For Further Reading

Ali, a TV talk-show guest and author of Understanding Pain (2015) and other guides for patients and caregivers focusing on lung cancer, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, obesity, arthritis, and diabetes, now presents an in-depth look at chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). . . . Seriously comprehensive, this volume covers the basics (including CFS naming issues), the clinical picture, CFS' many faces, and various approaches toward resolution. The back matter includes a glossary; five appendixes, from clinics to further reading; copious endnotes; and a bibliography. Best for collections strong on health sciences.
Naheed Ali, MD, is the author of Arthritis and You (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013), Understanding Lung Cancer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Understanding Celiac Disease (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and Understanding Pain (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). He has appeared as a special guest on numerous talk shows and has been quoted in many national print magazines and TV websites across the US, including Woman's World, Prevention, Whole Living, MSN.com, USAToday.com, and others.