The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Author Leonard A. Jason, Patricia A. Fennell, and Renee R. Taylor
Country United States
Language English
Subject Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Genre Medical
Publisher Wiley
Publication date
2003
Media type print
Pages 794
ISBN 978-0471415121

The Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a book by Leonard A. Jason, Patricia A. Fennell, and Renee R. Taylor.

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 Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome provides authoritative coverage of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). A leading group of international contributors present up-to-date 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.

Chapters[edit | edit source]

PART I: HISTORY, DIAGNOSIS, AND CLASSIFICATION[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 1. Epidemiology (Renée Taylor, et al.).
  • Chapter 2. Differential Diagnosis in Medical Assessment (Audrius V. Plioplys).
  • Chapter 3. The Complexities of Diagnosis (Byron Hyde).
  • Chapter 4. Sociocultural Context (Patricia Fennell).
  • Chapter 5. Genetics (Patrick F. Sullivan).
  • Chapter 6. Postinfective Fatigue (Andrew Lloyd).
  • Chapter 7. Immunology (Kevin Maher, et al.).

PART II: PHENOMENOLOGY: ILLNESS COURSE AND PATIENT PERCEPTIONS[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 8. A Four-Phase Approach to Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Patricia Fennell).
  • Chapter 9. Social Effects of Chronic Disorders (Kat Duff).
  • Chapter 10. Family Systems Perspective (Barbara G. Melamed).
  • Chapter 11. Clinical Perspectives and Patient Experiences (Jon Sterling).

PART III: SYMPTOMATOLOGY[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 12. Pain and Fatigue (Dennis C. Turk and Beatrice Ellis).
  • Chapter 13. Orthostatic Intolerance (Julian M. Stewart).
  • Chapter 14. Sleep Disorders (Joan L. Shaver).
  • Chapter 15. Cardiac and Virologic Issues (A. Martin Lerner, et al.).
  • Chapter 16. Neuroendocrine Dysfunction (Anthony Cleare).

PART IV: ASSESSMENT[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 17. Measuring Symptoms and Fatigue Severity (Antonia Dittner and Trudie Chalder).
  • Chapter 18. Functional Capacity Evaluation (Kevin McCully).
  • Chapter 19. Structured Diagnostic Interviews and Self-Rating Scales (Fred Friedberg).
  • Chapter 20. Neurocognitive Assessment (John DeLuca and Lana Tiersky).

PART V: TREATMENT AND INTERVENTION[edit | edit source]

  • Chapter 21. Medical Intervention and Management (Paul Levine, et al.).
  • Chapter 22. Phase-Based Interventions (Patricia Fennell).
  • Chapter 23. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (Gijs Bleijenberg, et al.).
  • Chapter 24. Stress and Immunity (Michael H. Antoni and Donna Weiss).
  • Chapter 25. Development of the SMART-ENERGY Program (Donna Weiss, et al.).
  • Chapter 26. Exercise Therapy (Christopher Snell, et al.).
  • Chapter 27. Nutritional Approaches (Richard Van Konynenburg).
  • Chapter 28. Rehabilitation Counseling (Donald Uslan).

PART VI: PEDIATRIC AND COMMUNITY ISSUES.

  • Chapter 29. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Adolescence (Mark Scott Smith and Bryan D. Carter).
  • Chapter 30. Psychological and Educational Issues for Children and Adolescents (Bryan D. Carter and Tanya Stockhammer).
  • Chapter 31. Community-Based Interventions (Leonard Jason and Renée Taylor).

Review[edit | edit source]

  • Reviewed by Lisa M. Cantor, M.D. in Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry[1] - (Full text)

Links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cantor, Lisa M. (2005). "Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Primary Care Companion to The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 7 (6): 313. ISSN 1523-5998. PMC 1324968Freely accessible. 

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

orthostatic intolerance (OI) - The development of symptoms when standing upright, where symptoms are relieved upon reclining. Patients with orthostatic intolerance have trouble remaining upright for more than a few seconds or a few minutes, depending upon severity. In severe orthostatic intolerance, patients may not be able to sit upright in bed. Orthostatic intolerance is often a sign of dysautonomia. There are different types of orthostatic intolerance, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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