Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition by Erica F. Verrillo

The definitive guide to treating chronic fatigue syndrome.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: a treatment guide, 2nd edition

This one-of-a-kind reference – now completely revised and updated – includes over 100 effective treatments, from antivirals to vitamins, as well as locations of specialists and clinics, Internet ordering information, and national, local, and international CFS/ME organizations. New and expanded sections include doctors' protocols and research on the causes and mechanisms of the illness, all written in concise, easy-to-understand language.

Every aspect of the illness is thoroughly examined, from diagnosis to an in-depth discussion of symptoms, from traditional to alternative therapies to essential coping strategies. The new edition contains chapters for those coping with multiple chemical sensitivities and dietary restrictions, as well an expanded section on children and adolescents with CFS/ME. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, Second Edition, remains the most comprehensive reference guide on this disease.

Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Secondary Genre: MEDICAL / General

Language: English

Keywords: chronic illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, ME/CFS, myalgic encephalomyelitis

Word Count: 273,000

Sales info:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition achieved #1 ranking on Amazon in its category when it was released in 2012. It has had over 20,000 downloads. The guide has been endorsed by top specialists and researchers in the field, as well as leaders in the patient community. It has a rating of 4.5 on Amazon and 116 reviews.


Sample text:

CFS/ME is an illness for which receiving a diagnosis can bring as much frustration as relief. All too often a person who has spent years searching for a diagnosis expects that identification of the illness will bring with it, if not a cure, at the very least an effective treatment plan. Unfortunately, most of us who have received the diagnosis have been told that CFS/ME has “no known cause or cure,” a phrase that creates enough hopelessness to offset any relief the diagnosis may have offered. The lack of known cause or cure, while discouraging, certainly does not imply that an illness cannot be treated, or that those who suffer from it will not recover. Throughout the ages, physicians have successfully treated diseases on the basis of their knowledge of symptoms and human physiological responses rather than on test results. Because human physiology has not changed much over the past 40,000 years, treatment approaches, for the most part, have remained remarkably consistent. The Chinese medical system, which relies heavily on nutrition and the use of herbs, was codified more than 5,000 years ago. Herbal remedies, their pharmaceutical derivatives, massage and manual manipulation techniques, nutritional therapy, and stress reduction methods (meditation, yoga) are treatments that have withstood the test of time, and still form the mainstay of medical systems throughout the world. The premise of this book is that the absence of a cure does not imply that there is no treatment for CFS/ME. Consider the popular concept that an illness "attacks." Cure consists of killing the attacker. In CFS/ME, the attacker is unknown, unidentified, and perhaps not even a single factor. The victim is left with only two choices: lie back and let nature take its course, or seek alternative points of view. The alternative is to see CFS/ME as a form of systemic damage that must be gradually, methodically, and thoughtfully repaired


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French
Already translated. Translated by Francine Labelle
Author review:
Francine Labelle did a superb job of translating my book Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd edition. She was conscientious, efficient, and remarkably fast. She kept in touch with me regularly, which was crucial for this very long manuscript. She even submitted her translation ahead of the deadline. Her knowledge of medical terms was a tremendous bonus! I can't recommend Francine highly enough; she was an absolute delight to work with!
Italian
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Portuguese
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Spanish
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María Emilia Ruiz is a fabulous translator. She is fast, efficient, and does a first rate job. I am a former Spanish teacher, so I was able to evaluate the accuracy of her translation. It was perfect! Highly recommended!
Swedish
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