Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Resources
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS, is characterized by extreme fatigue not improved by bed rest. In addition, CFS symptoms may be exacerbated by physical or mental activity. Persons with CFS frequently have to reduce their level of activity significantly compared to their activity levels before the onset of illness. CFS patients may also experience weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, and insomnia. In some cases, CFS can persist for years. Receiving a diagnosis may be problematic, since no specific diagnostic tests are available.
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Featured CFS Book
The Doctor's Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a respected guide to a debilitating condition affecting millions of people. The author, David S. Bell, M.D., is one of the world's renown experts in Chronic Fatigue/Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and has written this fact-filled guide to provide accurate information, including history, symptoms, effects, treatment and research for those who have been affected by CFS. Bell is an instructor at Harvard Medical School, a staff member of Cambridge Hospital, and is on the scientific advisory committee and board of directors of The CFIDS Association of America.
A marvelous, humane, comprehensive look at the mysteries of chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. Bell, perhaps the best medical writer I have ever encountered, takes on an immensely complex subject and sets forth in clear and concise terms what is known about CFS, what still isn't, what theories and treatments have been rejected and what theories and treatments are still under exploration, and where he thinks the future is headed. Most importantly, Dr. Bell clearly and decisively rejects the misguided notions that this disease is somehow the product of malingering or just a fancy word for depression, and offers encouragment to those who suffer not only from the disease but from the frustration of not being understood by their families or their physicians. I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone with an interest in CFS. Read More