Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID : An Empirical Guide to Assessment and Treatment of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 Infection book cover
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Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID
An Empirical Guide to Assessment and Treatment of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 Infection

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ISBN 9781032442242
April 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID serves to expand the research around the illness in order to enable health care researchers and practitioners to address the questions that are imperative to individuals suffering from this condition. Through its multi-faceted approach, the book puts forth a maturation of research and interventions that are theoretically sound, empirically valid, innovative, and creative in the Long COVID area.

As a scholarly and scientific compilation of Long COVID symptoms and related disorders, this book offers unparalleled insight into the critical developments across medical areas treating this illness. It helps to fill the space that the pandemic had created for knowledge of the condition, and contributors to the emerging emphasis on translational research blending the social sciences and biological fields. By putting forth the most optimal medical care practices in the treatment of complex Long COVID symptoms, this practical anthology will serve as a guide for practicing clinicians in assessment as well as treatment. It will also benefit researchers aiming to gain more understanding of Long COVID through its discussion around the critical developments in other medical areas treating the condition, and paves the way for the collaboration and future research needed to best support the global effort to mitigate the effects of this illness.

This book will be essential reading for academics, practitioners, and researchers. It will appeal to individuals engaging with the fields of medicine, public policy, psychology, and for researchers looking to gain clarity about our current understanding of Long COVID. It will further be of interest to public/government agencies, nonprofit organisations, and the general public wanting to gain more information about these ambiguous and evasive symptoms.

Table of Contents

1. History, Diagnosis, and Classification. 2. Fatigue. 3. Neurocognitive Disorders. 4. Brain and Nervous System. 5. Respiratory system. 6. Gastrointestinal Disorders. 7. Metabolic Disorders. 8. Cardiovascular Disorders. 9. Autonomic Disorders. 10. Musculoskeletal Disorders. 11. Mental Health Disorders. 12. Alternative Treatment Approaches. 13. Menstrual cycle and Female Reproductive Health Disturbance in the Covid era. 14. Pediatric Issues. 15. Patient Perspectives.  16. Afterword.

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Leonard A. Jason is currently a Professor of Psychology at DePaul University and the Director of the Center for Community Research. He has served on the editorial boards of ten psychological journals and is a subject matter expert on ME/CFS for the Illinois net RECOVER HUB program that is studying PASC.

Dr. Charles Lapp, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field with a particular emphasis in ME/CFS. He founded and is the Director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center.


"If you want a thoughtful, broad-based look at the emerging biomedical condition of Long COVID, this is the volume to have! Edited by Leonard Jason, PhD and Charles Lapp, MD, each chapter covers a significant medical or behavioral aspect of Long COVID so you can easily focus in on your particular area of interest or concern. Well-described case studies illustrate key aspects of the illness. I strongly recommend this book!"

Fred Friedberg, PhD, President, International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

"Understanding the Behavioral and Medical Impact of Long COVID is the first to take on the question of the long term consequences of SARS CoV-2 infection. If one needs to know what is known about this world-wide pandemic, this book is required reading."

Benjamin H. Natelson, MD, The Mount Sinai Hospital