Fighting Fatigue

Fighting Fatigue : Managing the Symptoms of CFS/ME

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 170 x 216 x 20mm | 421.84g
  • Hammersmith Press Limited
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 b&w line illustrations
  • 1905140282
  • 9781905140282
  • 337,787

Table of contents

1. What we know about CFS/ME; 2. Grading activity - the effect of activity on energy levels and how to break it down into manageable parts; 3. Rest - understanding rest and improving its quality; 4. Sleep - normal sleep patterns and factors that can affect them; 5. Diet - how food relates to energy; 6. Stress and relaxation - the physiological relationship between demand and energy and how to reduce stress; 7. Thoughts and feelings - how to use basic cognitive behavioural strategies to recognise patterns of thinking and change them to improve fatigue management; 8. Memory and concentration - factors that can influence memory and concentration and how to combat them; 9. Dealing with other people - basic assertion techniques and how to deal with disapproval; 10. Physical activity and exercise - improving posture and physical activity within the limitations of CFS; 11. Relapses and setbacks - how to cope with increased symptoms and lack of progress; 12. Carers - understanding CFS from the outside and how help someone to more

About Sue Pemberton

Sue Pemberton is a qualified occupational therapist who was involved in setting up the Leeds based CFS/ME service in 1990, one of the first NHS clinics specifically for the condition. She wrote the original therapy programme and has worked clinically with the service throughout its history. Sue is currently the Clinical Champion for the condition for the North, East and West Yorkshire area and contributes to collaborative work nationally in this field. She is the only Consultant Occupational Therapist working in CFS/ME in the country, speaking regularly at national conferences on the condition and contributing to the national training of health professionals. Catherine Berry suffered with CFS/ME for 9 years. Over that time she followed many different treatment options in the hope that they would improve her health. She researched the condition on the internet and read several books which claim to offer advice which will improve the health of sufferers. Nothing seemed to offer practical solutions to the problem. She attended the Leeds and West Yorkshire CFS/ME Service in 2006 and while completing the programme her health significantly improved. She is keen for the information to be available to all those sufferers who are not able to attend the Service personally. Janine Spencer has been the Clinical Team Manager for the Leeds based CFS/ME service since 2005. She is responsible for the management and leadership of the team and service. Janine is also the Clinical Network Co-ordinator for the North East and West Yorkshire area and contributes to collaborative work nationally in this more