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The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Handbook of Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Edited by Leonard A. Jason, Patricia A. Fennell and Renée R. Taylor

$120.00
ISBN13: 978-0-471-41512-1
Hardcover, 794 pages
Wiley, 2003

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The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides authoritative coverage of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A leading group of international contributors present information and guidance to improve the understanding, proper identification and treatment of this debilitating disease.

The Handbook’s comprehensive, multidisciplinary format draws on the medical, as well as mental health-related, aspects of CFS, including:

  • History, diagnosis and classification

  • Phenomenology

  • Symptomatology

  • Assessment

  • Treatment and intervention

  • Pediatric and community issues

Topics covered include complexity of diagnosis, social effects of chronic disorders and a variety of treatment techniques, including phase-based therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapies, exercise therapy and nutritional approaches. An insightful and unique resource, the Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an enlightening book for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers and counselors, as well as medical personnel, such as nurses, physicians and physical-occupational therapists.



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"A leading group of international contributors...presents up-to-date information and guidance to improve the understanding, proper identification and treatment of this debilitating disease. The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an enlightening book for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers and counselors as well as medical personnel, such as nurses, physicians and physical-occupational therapists. This is the second CFS 'bible' with further exploration of treatments developed in the last 10 years."
— Pat Fero, Vice President, Wisconsin Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Association, Inc.

"The Handbook is as important for the context it creates for understanding CFS as it is for its thoroughness and detail. The sections on diagnosis and treatment do a splendid job of illuminating subtleties that can cloud diagnosis and confound treatment. The diversity of disciplines represented ensures that providers have plenty of tools for symptom management, while CFS patients can use the Handbook to gain insight into their illness and develop effective strategies to maximize function and quality of life in the face of a disabling condition."
— K. Kimberly McCleary, President & CEO, the CFIDS Association of America

"Aimed at clinicians, researchers, allied health professionals and counselors, the Handbook covers an enormous number of topics, including diagnosis, genetics, social effects, family systems, sleep disorders, rehabilitation counseling, stress, exercise therapy and pediatric issues."
Library Journal Reviews, November 1, 2003

"Written by a virtual Who’s Who of CFIDS researchers, clinicians and patients, the Handbook touches on every aspect of the CFIDS experience — from assessment, treatment and symptomatology to patient perspectives. While it does not break new ground in terms of research or patient care, the book serves as a comprehensive primer. Although it’s written with health-care professionals in mind, astute lay readers should find the Handbook an enlightening guide."
The CFIDS Chronicle, Fall 2003 (Volume 16, No. 4)

 
     
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