Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention; What Does the Research Say?

Medical Etiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Chronic Fatigue and Malaise: Clinical Differentiation and Intervention; What Does the Research Say?

by Roberto Patarca-Montero

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789021960
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Research Series on Malaise, Fatigue, and Debilitation
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Chronic Fatigue: Definition and History
  • Definition of Chronic Fatigue
  • History of Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses
  • Definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cancer-Related Fatigue
  • Factors That Influence the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fatigue and Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses
  • Measurement of Fatigue Perception and Severity
  • Chapter 2. Relevance of Fatigue to Other Symptoms, and to Diagnosis, Predisposition, and Treatment of Illnesses Such as Cancer
  • Relevance of Fatigue to Symptom Distress and Quality of Life
  • Relevance of Fatigue in the Diagnosis of Other Diseases Such as Cancer
  • Relevance of Fatigue and Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses in Predisposition to Diseases Such as Cancer
  • Relevance of Fatigue in the Treatment of Other Diseases Such as Cancer
  • Chapter 3. Possible Causative, Predisposing, and Perpetuating Factors of Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses
  • Body Defense Factors (Immunological Factors)
  • Endocrine Factors
  • Neurological Factors
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Factors
  • Hematological Factors
  • Musculoskeletal Factors
  • Nutritional Factors
  • Chapter 4. Treatment of Chronic Fatiguing Illnesses
  • Graded Exercise
  • Graded Activity (Energy Management) Therapy
  • Sleep Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Pharmacological Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Antimicrobial Therapies
  • References
  • Index

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Byron Hyde, MD, Chairman, Nightingale Research Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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