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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is thought to affect around 250,000 people in the UK, and an estimated one million in the USA. There is no cure, but CFS often improves with treatment and self-help. This book, by an expert on CFS, presents cutting-edge advice on managing the condition. Topics include: * History of CFS - neurasthenia, post-viral fatigue syndrome, ME * Definition of CFS - not a psychiatric disorder, but a multifaceted, complex condition with still unknown cause * Explanatory models of CFS - biopsychosocial model, sustained arousal model, illness attributions, etc * Current physiological research - mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, reduced cortisol levels/adrenal stress, etc. * What to do when you first get ill - rest, rest, rest! * How to avoid recurrent relapse * Treatments: symptom management and behavioural * Treatments: pharmacological and nutraceutical
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Dr Megan A. Arroll has worked in chronic fatigue for the past 10 years. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London, and has published several papers on CFS.

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