“Tired all the time”: persistent fatigue and healthcare

Thomas, M (2018) “Tired all the time”: persistent fatigue and healthcare. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. ISBN 9783319939131

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93913-1

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: chronic fatigue syndrome, neurasthenia, neurology, occupational therapy, psychotherapy, medical intervention, Epstein-Barr virus, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, health-related behaviour, cognitive performance, depression, tiredness
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2018 12:16
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