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Description - Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Leonard A. Jason

This book gives a complete coverage of chronic fatigue syndrome. The "Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" provides authoritative coverage of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). A leading group of international contributors present up to date information and guidance to improve the understanding, proper identification, and treatment of this debilitating disease. The handbook's comprehensive, multidisciplinary format draws on the medical, as well as mental health related, aspects of CFS, including: History, diagnosis, and classification; Phenomenology; Symptomatology Assessment; Treatment and intervention; and Pediatric and community issues. The topics covered include complexity of diagnosis, social effects of chronic disorders, and a variety of treatment techniques, including phase based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapies, exercise therapy, and nutritional approaches. An insightful and unique resource, the "Handbook of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" is an enlightening book for all mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, and counselors, as well as medical personnel, such as nurses, physicians, and physical occupational therapists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471415121
ISBN-10: 047141512X
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 184mm x 41mm)
Pages: 794
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leonard A. Jason

LEONARD A. JASON, PhD, is former president of APA's division of Community Psychology and has written or edited fifteen books, including A Clinician's Guide to Controversial Illnesses (with Renee R. Taylor and Fred Friedberg) and Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (with Fred Friedberg). He is the Director of the Center for Community Research at DePaul University. PATRICIA A. FENNELL, MSW, CSW-R, is a researcher and clinician specializing in chronic illness and trauma. She is CEO of Albany Health Management, Inc., a center for counseling, consulting, professional education, doctoral training for the State University of New York, and for collaborative international research using her empirically validated "Four-Phase Model". Her recent publications include Managing Chronic Illness Using the Four-Phase Treatment Approach: A Mental Health Professional's Guide to Helping Chronically Ill People (Wiley) and The Chronic Illness Workbook. RENEE R. TAYLOR, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She specializes in research on chronic fatigue and is coauthor of A Clinician's Guide to Controversial Illnesses (with Fred Friedberg and Leonard A. Jason). CHARLES W. LAPP, MD, is Director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, which specializes in the treatment of CFS. He is former vice president of the American Association for CFS and a board member of the American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association.