“Tired all the Time”

Persistent Fatigue and Healthcare

Authors: Thomas, Marie

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  • Offers a uniquely comprehensive exploration of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with emphasis on original research
  • Explores future challenges faced by primary care
  • Provides insight for health psychologists, medical and allied professions and academic researchers in fatigue
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About this book

This book explores the history, effects, diagnosis and treatment of chronic fatigue as well its significant links to other illnesses. Fatigue is a difficult symptom to accurately assess and quantify due to its subjective nature. Marie Thomas discusses the uncertainties and difficulties in its diagnosis as well as the broader effects of fatigue on quality of life. 

Fatigue is an increasingly reported problem in primary care, and one that is associated with other chronic conditions as a secondary symptom. Using several case studies, this book describes how in many cases, a patient’s primary condition can be managed; however General Practitioners are left unable to address the fatigue experienced, especially in older adults. Chapters consider the interventions that exist to manage fatigue – especially in the case of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – before highlighting the lack of strategies in primary care for dealing with the problem. In the final chapter Thomas discusses potential interventions and gives recommendations for future research regarding fatigue. This book will be of interest to academics and practitioners in healthcare and psychology, as well as to patient groups and those who care for individuals with fatigue.

About the authors

Marie Thomas is Reader in Psychology at Bath Spa University, UK. Her expertise lies in the effects of a range of health-related factors in human mood, psychopathology and performance – including caffeine, alcohol, colds and influenza. She is particularly interested in fatigue and cognition, and her PhD focussed on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She has more recently widened her research to investigate fatigue across a range of health conditions.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • A Medical History of Chronic Fatigue

    Pages 1-12

    Thomas, Marie

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Pages 13-27

    Thomas, Marie

  • Healthcare Provision for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Pages 29-53

    Thomas, Marie

  • Persistent Fatigue in Chronic Conditions

    Pages 55-66

    Thomas, Marie

  • Fatigue: An Overview of Chronic Fatigue and Recommendations for Future Research

    Pages 67-74

    Thomas, Marie

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eBook 44,02 €
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Hardcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93912-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
“Tired all the Time”
Book Subtitle
Persistent Fatigue and Healthcare
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93913-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93913-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93912-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 74
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