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Book Review of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome M.E. Symptoms, Diagnosis, Management

Fully Revised & Updated By Dr Rosamund Vallings MNZM, MB BS

A fully revised edition of this internationally acclaimed book provides a timely review of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the impact of COVID-19, and the latest research into treatments. First published in 2012, now fully revised and updated. Often known as ‘ME’, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat, yet its effects are profound, and often prolonged and debilitating. Dr Rosamund Vallings has been helping people with this condition for more than 40 years. Drawing on the latest international diagnostic guidelines, she describes the process for accurate diagnosis, and the difficulties entailed. She clearly explains all aspects of the illness, and how it affects the body’s many systems and functions. In separate sections she provides useful strategies for dealing with specific symptoms, as well as positive suggestions on how to cope with the disorder on a daily basis and make the necessary lifestyle changes. In this fully revised edition, Dr Vallings updates the huge body of research into this previously elusive condition. With the practical understanding of a highly experienced and internationally respected expert, she explains the science and current understanding of the illness. This definitive book provides a unique and timely overview of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. It is particularly pertinent with the emergence of vigorous viral pandemics and provides an important resource for ongoing management. It is essential reading for anyone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, and for friends and family members who might struggle to understand the condition. It is also a useful guide for health professionals diagnosing and treating the disease. Reviews Drawing on her many years’ experience treating this illness, Dr Vallings here provides a wealth of information, with particular insights and sound medical advice. This is an outstanding, comprehensive, authoritative reference guide for the patient, carer and doctor. — Christine Hunter, AM, Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation This is simply the best book available on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME. Dr Vallings informs and educates readers on every aspect of this often misunderstood illness. Everyone who has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME should read this book – it will help them cope and will improve their life. — Dr Ken Jolly, Medical Advisor, ANZMES

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