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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) : the facts

Author: Frankie Campling; Michael Sharpe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Facts (Oxford, England); Oxford medical publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a guide to chronic fatigue syndrome for sufferers and their families, with practical advice, based solely on scientific evidence. It has been written by both a sufferer and a physician, both  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frankie Campling; Michael Sharpe
ISBN: 0192630490 9780192630490
OCLC Number: 970955242
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 278 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction; SECTION 1 - CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: ITS NATURE, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT; 1. Our aims in this section; 2. What shall we call it?; 3. What is chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)?; 4. How a diagnosis is made; 5. Other associated conditions; 6. Research into CFS/ME; 7. Making sense of what we know about the causes of CFS/ME; 8. Treatment; 9. Some myths about CFS/ME; 10. Summary; SECTION 2 - THE IDEA OF SELF-HELP; 11. Introduction to self-help; 12. Balancing rest and activity; 13. Relaxation and calm breathing; 14. Appropriate exercise; 15. Improving your sleep; 16. Getting the best from your food; 17. Coping with pain; 18. Difficulties with memory and concentration; 19. A gradual increase in activity; 20. What gets in the way of being sensible; 21. Improving your mood; 22. Managing anxiety, panic, and depression; 23. Managing your thinking; 24. Dealing with problems; 25. Better communications; 26. Managing relationships and people; 27. Getting the best from today; 28. Managing employment; 29. Thinking about the future; 30. Summary of our self-help advice; SECTION 3 - SPECIAL ISSUES; 31. Thinking about therapies and therapists, both medical and complementary/alternative; 32. Cognitive behaviour therapy and graded exercise therapy; 33. Children with CFS/ME; APPENDICES; 1. Medical glossary; 2. Keeping a diary; 3. The Oxford and 1994 CDC criteria for CFS; 4. Further information
Series Title: Facts (Oxford, England); Oxford medical publications.
Responsibility: Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe.

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