Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment: A Treatment Guide

Front Cover
Macmillan, Feb 15, 1998 - Health & Fitness - 432 pages
8 Reviews
Are you one of the millions who suffer from chronic fatigue syndroms? Finally some answers...

The CDC estimates that more than half a million Americans currently suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a disease that has defied researchers to discover a cause--or a cure. Authors Erica Verrillo and Lauren Gellman, both long-term CFS patients, have no assembled a one-of-a-kind sourcebook for both patients and clinicians.

This concise, easy-to-understand reference offers the latest medical knowledge, sound advice, and hope to anyone suffering from this disease. Combining a self-helop manual, the personal histories of CFS sufferers, and a symptom and treament dictionary, this comprehensive volume details every facetj of the illness and thoroughly discusses every treatment currently available. From diagnosis to symptoms, from traditional to alternative therapties to coping strategies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide is on eof the only references on this disease written from the patient's perspective. Reading this book could be your single most important step to recovery.

Features:
More than one hundred effective treatments
Details and up-to-date information on availability, costs, and administration of each treatment
In-depth discussion of symptoms, cross-referenced with coping and treatment sections
Extensive appendices covering resources, articles, videotapes, Internet sites, doctors, clinics, mail-order suppliers, and support groups.
Special coping tips for people with environmental sensitivities and dietary restrictions
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - kristincedar - LibraryThing

Received this book as a member giveaway from early reviewers. A little bit of background about why I was so pleased to see this book: I am a librarian in a hospital, so this book would be something we ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - hfineisen - LibraryThing

If you have CFS or experience it with a loved one, then this book is a must. Verrillo has exhaustively researched this illness and it is a book that will be dipped in regularly. The History of CFS is ... Read full review

Contents

II
7
III
11
IV
14
V
16
VI
19
VII
21
VIII
26
IX
31
CLII
173
CLIII
175
CLIV
176
CLV
177
CLVI
178
CLVII
179
CLVIII
180
CLIX
183

X
35
XI
36
XII
38
XIII
40
XIV
42
XV
45
XVI
48
XVII
49
XIX
50
XX
51
XXI
54
XXII
55
XXIII
56
XXIV
57
XXV
60
XXVI
62
XXVIII
63
XXX
65
XXXI
66
XXXIII
67
XXXIV
68
XXXVI
69
XXXVII
70
XXXIX
72
XL
74
XLI
76
XLII
77
XLIII
78
XLIV
80
XLVI
82
XLVIII
83
XLIX
84
LI
85
LIII
87
LV
89
LVIII
90
LXI
91
LXII
93
LXIII
94
LXIV
95
LXV
97
LXVI
98
LXVII
100
LXIX
101
LXX
102
LXXII
103
LXXV
104
LXXVII
105
LXXVIII
106
LXXIX
108
LXXX
112
LXXXI
113
LXXXII
114
LXXXIII
115
LXXXV
116
LXXXVII
117
LXXXVIII
118
LXXXIX
122
XCI
123
XCII
124
XCIII
125
XCV
127
XCVIII
128
CI
131
CIII
134
CIV
135
CV
136
CVIII
137
CXII
138
CXIV
140
CXV
143
CXVII
144
CXVIII
151
CXIX
152
CXX
154
CXXI
156
CXXIII
157
CXXVII
159
CXXVIII
160
CXXXI
161
CXXXIV
163
CXXXV
164
CXXXVIII
165
CXL
166
CXLII
167
CXLV
169
CXLVIII
170
CXLIX
171
CLI
172
CLX
185
CLXI
186
CLXII
188
CLXIII
189
CLXIV
190
CLXV
191
CLXVI
192
CLXVII
193
CLXIX
194
CLXXI
195
CLXXII
196
CLXXIII
197
CLXXIV
201
CLXXV
202
CLXXVI
203
CLXXVII
204
CLXXVIII
205
CLXXIX
206
CLXXX
207
CLXXXII
208
CLXXXIII
209
CLXXXIV
210
CLXXXV
211
CLXXXVI
212
CLXXXVII
214
CLXXXVIII
215
CLXXXIX
218
CXC
219
CXCI
220
CXCIV
221
CXCV
222
CXCVI
224
CXCIX
225
CCI
226
CCIV
227
CCVI
228
CCIX
229
CCXI
230
CCXII
231
CCXIII
233
CCXIV
234
CCXVI
235
CCXVII
236
CCXVIII
237
CCXIX
238
CCXX
239
CCXXI
240
CCXXII
241
CCXXIII
242
CCXXIV
244
CCXXV
245
CCXXVI
246
CCXXVII
247
CCXXVIII
248
CCXXIX
249
CCXXX
251
CCXXXI
253
CCXXXII
254
CCXXXIII
255
CCXXXIV
257
CCXXXV
259
CCXXXVI
261
CCXXXVII
262
CCXXXVIII
263
CCXXXIX
265
CCXL
266
CCXLI
269
CCXLII
271
CCXLIII
273
CCXLIV
274
CCXLV
275
CCXLVI
276
CCXLVIII
277
CCLI
278
CCLII
279
CCLIII
280
CCLIV
287
CCLV
299
CCLVI
313
CCLVII
323
CCLVIII
335
CCLIX
343
CCLX
353
CCLXI
359
CCLXII
365
CCLXIII
371
CCLXIV
383
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1998)

Erica M. Verrillo was completing her doctorate before becoming ill with CFS in 1992.
Lauren M. Gellman was a vice president for a Fortune 500 Company before calling ill in 1987.

Bibliographic information