Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Medicine in the past has placed some conditions as 'physical' and some as 'psychological'. It seems clear that most conditions are actually a reflection on both, as well as social and spiritual. Also there are many conditions that we do not understand fully. There are some conditions, such as chronic pain and fatigue that may actually represent a diverse number of conditons. As such there is a variety of opinions about the cause and solution to these conditions. This list aims to reflect some of the diverse opinions that have all been found to be helpful to different people.
It’s All In Your Head by Suzanne O’Sullivan
‘This is an incredibly well written and informative book on the mysteries of psychosomatic illness. What I really appreciated about it is that it was written with compassion not ridicule of people who have suffered greatly with illnesses that although serious, had no physical cause. I think it will bring hope to those who have been told 'it's all in their head' and encourage them to seek help for some of the deeper roots of their physical problems. ‘
The Puzzle Solver by Tracie White
In gripping prose, she masterfully takes readers along on this journey with Davis to solve one of the greatest mysteries in medicine. In a piercing investigative narrative, closed doors are opened, and masked truths are exposed as Davis uncovers new proof confirming that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological disease. At the heart of this book is a moving story that goes far beyond medicine, this is a story about how the power of love -- and science -- can shine light in even the darkest, most hidden, corners of the world.
* The Body Keeps the Score - Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma
The effects of trauma can be devastating for sufferers, their families and future generations. Here one of the world's experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for treatment, moving away from standard talking and drug therapies and towards an alternative approach that heals mind, brain and body. Steady explanation of the issue of trauma, whether childhood or adult, followed by many varied techniques to deal with it. It armed me with the information I needed to understand what I had repressed, allow it to be there, and then the tools to integrate the traumatised child back into my adult self in a way that helped me to live comfortably.
ME/CFS/PVFS Clinical and Research Guide
'An authoritative publication representing the most comprehensive, evidence-based summary currently available and contains everything that health professionals and patients need to know about this devastating neurological disease.'