the fatigue & tiredness
Learn as much as you can about
the causes of CFS, the triggers that set it off (stress, poor diet, alcohol,
over- or under- exercise), and necessary lifestyle changes you need to make to
Embrace the concept of Well-ness - CFIDS
Heal The Mind - Heal the Body - A
CFIDS management plan
Much talked about but little understood,
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) lacks a well-defined cause or treatment. Based on
up-to-the-minute research findings, Friedberg -- who suffers himself from CFS -- has
devised a nine-point plan for taking control of CFS that incorporates a potent link
between stress and CFS symptoms.
Few titles provide concrete advice on this syndrome from such a viewpoint: the
author is a sufferer plus a psychologist and researcher, and his fifteen years of
experience with the syndrome lends to a fine reflection on the latest research and its
applications for self-help physical and emotional changes. Midwest Book Review
This book describes the anguish that individuals with invisible chronic illness endure,
offers them the means to cope with their illness, and teaches them how to become aware of
the attitude they have toward the illness and the way they talk to themselves about it.
The author, Susan Milstrey Wells, 1998
Being sick is hard work! "A Delicate Balance" examines the experience of living with chronic illness
through in-depth, personal interviews with patients, care providers, and family members.
Readers will find this book to be a "one-stop-shopping" guide to chronic illness
that educates them about everything from securing a diagnosis to seeking reasonable
accommodations in the workplace.
"A Delicate Balance" is a must read if you have a chronic illness, love someone
who does, or care for these individuals in your medical, social work, or therapeutic
practice. You will be amazed at how difficult life with chronic illness can be, and how
healthy individuals can become when they find a delicate balance in their lives.
The author, who has lived with multiple sclerosis most of her adult life, delves deeply
into her own experience to reveal the keys to regaining emotional and spiritual wholeness
when a serious illness or injury threatens to destroy one's sense of self.
After the Diagnosis:
From Crisis to Personal Renewal for Patients With Chronic Illness
by Joann Lemaistre Phd
The diagnosis of a chronic illness can make you feel isolated, angry, or in a state of
crisis. These are normal - even expected - responses to your situation.
After the Diagnosis guides you through the six stages of emotional reaction
to your illness, and brings you to a stage of renewal, where you can live life with
passion and style - again. Six weeks after finishing her training in clinical
psychology, JoAnn LeMaistre began losing her vision, balance and coordination. Soon, she
could not read or even hold a pencil. The diagnosis - multiple sclerosis.
Refusing to let MS stop her, she continued working with other chronically ill
patients. In After the Diagnosis, LeMaistre draws on her personal struggle and
professional expertise to help chronically ill patients and caregivers learn to understand
and cope with their situation... to be able-hearted when it is no longer possible to
Good Days, Bad Days: The Self in Chronic Illness and Time
by Kathy Charmaz
Meeting the Challenge: Living With Chronic Illness
by Audrey Kron
A reader, 1997
Book by doctor with Crohn's Audrey Kron, a psychotherapist with Crohn's, has devoted her career to helping people cope
with illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease. This new book is a valuable resource
for people with chronic illness. Chapter titles include "Controlling Pain";
"Getting Out of Bed in the Morning"; "Managing a Professional Life";
"Exploring Sexual Matters"; "Therapy: When Is It Appropriate?".
The Complete Directory for People With Chronic Illness
by Leslie MacKenzie, Amy Lignor
From Booklist, 1994
Grey House has produced another useful tool in the disability field, similar to its
Complete Directory for People with Disabilities. The publisher calls this work
a comprehensive overview of the support services and information resources available for
people diagnosed with a chronic illness. It is a one-stop source for general
information on 82 chronic conditions. These range from the familiar, such as
AIDS, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and tuberculosis, to such conditions as Charcot-Marie-Tooth
disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Gaucher's disease. Some disability organizations
may argue about the inclusion of blindness and deafness here; however, those who lose
hearing or sight because of other medical conditions will appreciate the material.
This is the place to start for general information on chronic illness. While expensive, it
contains the kind of information that any public library would use regularly as long as
the publisher keeps it up-to-date.
Copyright© 1994, American Library Association. All rights reserved
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