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Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise : Clinical Differentiation and Intervention; What Does the Research Say? - Roberto Patarca-Montero

Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise

Clinical Differentiation and Intervention; What Does the Research Say?

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Published: 29th October 2004
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A handy reference guide to living with fatigue!

Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention is the single reference source you need for vital information on the fatiguing illnesses that affect more than 800,000 Americans. Written by one of the foremost experts in the field, the book is a comprehensive guide to the debilitating, and often misunderstood, phenomenon of fatigue, examining its multiple causes and treatments. Through a detailed history of chronic fatigue and a look at the factors that influence evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, the book gives you immediate access to the answers you—and your patients—have been searching for.

Practical and easy-to-use, Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention saves you the time and trouble of sorting through extensive research findings for the information you need on the many contexts and consequences of fatigue. The book examines how fatigue is defined and measured and how it relates to autoimmune diseases, cancer, neurological disease, and a variety of other pathologies. You’ll also get immediate access to the latest related findings in cardiovascular medicine, epidemiology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, psychology, and psychiatry that served as the basis for research and therapeutic interventions.

Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention provides valuable information on:

  • complicating factors in the diagnosis and treatment of fatigue
  • symptom distress and quality of life
  • body defense factors
  • fatigue perception and severity
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • fatigue and the environment
  • predisposed and perpetuating factors for chronic fatiguing illnesses
  • cytokines
  • endocrine factors
  • and much more!
Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention also includes tables, figures, and references. This accessible reference guide is crucial for anyone suffering the effects of this baffling disorder and for the healthcare professionals they depend on.

Chronic Fatigue: Definition and Historyp. 1
Definition of Chronic Fatiguep. 1
History of Chronic Fatiguing Illnessesp. 3
Definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cancer-Related Fatiguep. 19
Factors That Influence the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fatigue and Chronic Fatiguing Illnessesp. 29
Measurement of Fatigue Perception and Severityp. 56
Relevance of Fatigue to Other Symptoms, and to Diagnosis, Predisposition, and Treatment of Illnesses Such As Cancerp. 63
Relevance of Fatigue to Symptom Distress and Quality of Lifep. 63
Relevance of Fatigue in the Diagnosis of Other Diseases Such As Cancerp. 79
Relevance of Fatigue and Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses in Predisposition to Diseases Such As Cancerp. 83
Relevance of Fatigue in the Treatment of Other Diseases Such As Cancerp. 86
Possible Causative, Predisposing, and Perpetuating Factors of Chronic Fatiguing Illnessesp. 121
Body Defense Factors (Immunological Factors)p. 126
Endocrine Factorsp. 176
Neurological Factorsp. 187
Psychological and Psychiatric Factorsp. 208
Hematological Factorsp. 223
Musculoskeletal Factorsp. 226
Nutritional Factorsp. 229
Treatment of Chronic Fatiguing Illnessesp. 237
Graded Exercisep. 240
Graded Activity (Energy Management) Therapyp. 251
Sleep Therapyp. 256
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 258
Nutritional Therapyp. 266
Pharmacological Therapyp. 270
Complementary and Alternative Therapyp. 280
Immunotherapyp. 303
Antimicrobial Therapiesp. 315
Referencesp. 343
Indexp. 613
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ISBN: 9780789021960
ISBN-10: 078902196X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 668
Published: 29th October 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.2  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1