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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : Experience of Illness Series - Keith J. Petrie

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Experience of Illness Series

Hardcover Published: 29th January 2001
ISBN: 9780415202398
Number Of Pages: 160

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is one of the most enigmatic medical disorders of our time, striking adults most often in their most productive years. With the controversial debate over cause and treatment of the illness in mind, the authors seek to unravel many of the questions surrounding the disorder and its features and characteristics.
Integrating an overview of the latest research with patients' personal experiences, they look at CFS in relation to:
* clinical features
* personal and economic implications
* biological and psychosocial factors
* experiencing symptoms
* coping with the illness.
This book will provide hope for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and will assist health professionals in working with people with CFS to improve their quality of life.

List of figures and tablesp. viii
Series editor's prefacep. ix
Chronic fatigue syndrome: then and nowp. 1
Contemporary chronic fatigue syndrome: a unique entity?p. 12
Chronic fatigue syndrome as a biomedical illness: objective findings and the patient's perspectivep. 29
Psychiatric illness and the social context of chronic fatigue syndromep. 55
Making sense of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndromep. 76
Illness representations and chronic fatigue syndromep. 91
Coping in chronic fatigue syndromep. 107
Referencesp. 121
Indexp. 147
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ISBN: 9780415202398
ISBN-10: 0415202396
Series: Experience of Illness Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 14.17  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1