initial chapters focus on the history and nature
of the illness and the way it has been perceived
by the public and the medical profession.
for diagnosis and similar conditions which need
to be eliminated before a diagnosis of ME can
be made are provided throughout the first four
chapters. Chapter 3, ‘ME, CFS, and Psychiatry’
provides a clear look at the psychological problems
of M.E. and no excuse for a misdiagnosis of
M.E. as primary depression.
middle section of the book is devoted to managing
the illness, with chapters on rest and sleep
(absolutely vital), exercise, stress and meditation,
depression and anxiety.
with Chapter 10, the author looks at methods
of treatment: both those of conventional medicine
and alternative practices.One chapter is devoted
to Candida Albicans, a common secondary infection
in people with CFS/M.E..
chapter is devoted to diet and nutrition (many
CFS/M.E. sufferers suffer from deficiencies
in vitamins and minerals).
final chapters of the book focus on 'specialty
- M.E. in children
- special problems for women with M.E.
- caring and relationships
- disability and benefits
- mobility aids
- and so forth.
the section on benefits and some of the details
of the chapter on practical problems are geared
specifically for the ME sufferer or carer living
in the UK, the rest of the book applies to sufferers
and carers everywhere.”
S. Guetsch from Berkeley, California, USA --