Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide

From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide
CFS a treatment guide.jpg
Author Erica Verrillo, Lauren Gellman
Country United States
Language English
Series Quality Medical Home Health Library
Subject Patient guide, treatment guide
Genre Medical
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Publication date
Media type print
Pages 432
ISBN 978-0312180669

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide is a book by Erica Verrillo and Lauren Gellman published in 1998.[1]

For the updated version, see Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition by Erica Verrillo (2012).[2]

Publisher's synopsis[edit | edit source]

(This synopsis was provided by the publisher for promotional purposes. For book reviews, please see Links section below.)

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-help manual, the personal histories of CFS sufferers, and a symptom and treatment dictionary, this comprehensive volume details every facet of the illness and thoroughly discusses every treatment currently available. From diagnosis to symptoms, from traditional to alternative therapies 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.


  • 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

Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]