1st Edition

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Critical Reviews and Clinical Advances; What Does the Research Say?

ISBN 9780789009982
Published November 6, 2000 by CRC Press
182 Pages

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Book Description

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Critical Reviews and Clinical Advances presents the latest research and clinical findings of internationally recognized experts in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Edited by the organizer of the Second World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders, this work focuses on the exciting research presented there.

Starting with a thorough review of new literature, the volume continues with scientific reports of research on these mysterious, devastating illnesses. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome dispels some of the mystery and offers new avenues for research and treatment, as well as specific treatment regimes to combat the chlamydia and rickettsiae infections that sometimes underlie CFS/ME.

Discover the latest theories on the etiology, physiology, and treatment of CFS/ME, including:

  • links between CFS/ME and rheumatoid arthritis, Gulf War Illness, and fibromyalgia
  • the disease's effects on neurologic function and the immune system
  • the rhythms of fatigue and wellness caused by the disease
  • human herpes virus 6 infection in patients with CFS/ME
  • case reports on stress and hormones in CFS/ME patients
  • role of rickettsiae and chlamydiae in the psychopathology of chronic fatigue The innovative research in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Critical Reviews and Clinical Advances will keep your knowledge of these disorders current and up-to-date and enable you to offer your CFS/ME patients the best possible care.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Report on the Second World Congress on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders: Towards Effective Diagnosis and Treatment in the 21st Century
  • Role of Mycoplasmal Infections in Fatigue Illnesses: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndromes, Gulf War Illness and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) Infection in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Its Relationship to Activation-Induced Cell Death
  • Neurological Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Immunology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • The Biorhythm of Fatigue in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Divalent Cations, Hormones, Psyche and Soma: Four Case Reports
  • Common Clinical and Biological Windows of CFS and Rickettsial Diseases
  • Role of Rickettsiae and Chlamydiae in the Psychopathology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Patients: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Report
  • Chronic Psychopathologies Associated with Persistent Rickettsiae and/or Similar Germs (Chamydiae)
  • Index

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