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Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Introduction for Patients and Caregivers

by Naheed Ali Rowman and Littlefield
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Hbk 270 pages
AU$79.99 NZ$81.73
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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.

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,,, and others.