The Pocket Guide Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME: Key Facts and Tips for Improved Health


The Pocket Guide Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME: Key Facts and Tips for Improved Health


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In 2012 Dr Vallings wrote her first book, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management, at the time the most comprehensive publication available on CFS/ME. Dr Vallings has now produced a condensed version of the book, omitting the complex scientific material, and with more readable accounts of the condition – aimed at readers who may struggle to find the sustained concentration needed to absorb complex information.

This concise and easy-to-read book will help anyone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME manage their illness and improve their overall wellbeing. It explains how CFS/ME is diagnosed and the different ways it may affect the body, so that people with CFS/ME will be able to more actively take charge of their health and create the best chance for recovery.

Based on sound research, this book contains strategies for dealing with specific symptoms as well as suggestions for managing sleep, easing back into exercise, and eating optimally for recovery.

It also deals with many other non-medical issues, such as education, work and money worries; managing everyday tasks like shopping and driving; maintaining a social life; and communicating with others about this commonly misunderstood condition.

It includes specific information on caring for someone with CFS/ME, especially the severely ill, and provides overviews of medication and alternative treatments, as well as a summary of the latest research and search for a cure.

Dr Vallings draws on her wisdom and experience to provide practical help and sound advice in this easily managed format.

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Dimensions 152 × 228 mm

Dr. Rosamund Vallings

Author Bio

Dr Rosamund Vallings is a leading international specialist in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and has been helping those with this condition for more than 40 years. Her previous books, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management, and Managing ME/CFS: A Guide for Young People, have helped thousands of people around the world.

In 2016 she was the recipient of the Nelson Gantz Award for Outstanding Clinician by the International Association for CFS/ME. She has also been awarded Membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Dr Vallings lives in Auckland and travels regularly to promote understanding of CFS/ME and to further her interest in the latest research into diagnosis and treatments.



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Paperback / softback

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