Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue: A Practical Guide for Patients, Families, and Practitioners

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Joel L. Young MDauthor

Joel L. Young, MD, is the medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, MI, and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue: A Practical Guide for Patients, Families, and Practitioners

20200831

Praeger

Pages 246
Topics How to Cope with Non-Believers and Skeptics;How the Diagnosis of CFS is Made Using the Differential Diagnosis Process;How Long-Acting Stimulants Can Help Patients with CFS;Managing CFS with Medication, Therapy, Dietary Changes, and Self-Help Options;Health and Wellness: Diseases and Conditions

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Understanding and Treating Chronic Fatigue: A Practical Guide for Patients, Families, and Practitioners

Author(s): Young, Joel;
Contributors: Young, Joel;
Abstract:

Some doctors still think Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a "fake" diagnosis. In this book, Joel Young, MD, presents the research, experience, and treatments that prove otherwise.

Millions of Americans experience chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), continuous exhaustion and a feeling comparable to that of having just run a marathon when all they have done is a daily living task, such as taking a shower or getting dressed.

Doctors don't have tests for CFS, and some think it's a faux or psychological disorder. Joel Young, MD, in this heavily researched book, explains why it is a true physical illness, and how it may be treated. He details how he successfully treats the symptoms, which can include severe fatigue, "brain fog," chronic pain, and sleep problems. Unlike doctors who recommend exercise, supplements, or opioid medications, Young integrates options such as long-acting stimulants, meditation, and dietary changes to reduce fatigue and non-opioid drugs, medical marijuana, and self-help options including yoga for the associated chronic pain.


  • Features new and emerging research
  • Cautions against quack treatments and so-called "quick fixes"
  • Includes an appendix listing commonly asked questions with short answers
  • Includes a glossary of terms

SortTitle: understanding and treating chronic fatigue: a practical guide for patients, families, and practitioners
Keyword(s): How to Cope with Non-Believers and Skeptics; How the Diagnosis of CFS is Made Using the Differential Diagnosis Process; How Long-Acting Stimulants Can Help Patients with CFS; Managing CFS with Medication, Therapy, Dietary Changes, and Self-Help Options; Health and Wellness: Diseases and Conditions
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Joel L. Young MDauthor

Joel L. Young, MD, is the medical director of the Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine in Rochester Hills, MI, and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

eISBN-13: 9781440871931
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Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 246
Publication Date: 20200831