Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Edited by Rachel Jenkins, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK and James Mowbray, Professor of Immunopathology, St Marys Hospital Medical School, London, UK The increasing number of reported cases of post-viral fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitisMEor chronic fatigue syndrome) has stimulated a major research effort into the cause and management of this condition. The progress of the research is charted in this comprehensive review of recent viral, biochemical, immunological and psychological findings. The presentation, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of post-viral fatigue syndrome are discussed by specialists in different fields including general practice, cardiology, psychiatry, neurology and paediatrics. "There are a lot of good reasons for reading this book, but the best reason is this. If you havent kept up with the details so far, you have missed the boat. Thats it over there, on the horizon. You can wait for the fax that reveals its final destination, or, if you prefer, jump aboard, settle down to read, and enjoy the voyage. " Journal of the American Medical Association "An up-to-date compendium of many points of view and much helpful information on this widely publicised and often confusing topic. " The Lancet "A stimulating and comprehensive source of reference on ME with some excellent contributions. It deserves wide readership. " Medical Update
Partial table of contents: HISTORY, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ETIOLOGY. An Overview of American Research (A. Komaroff). Chronic Viral Infections of the Brain (P. Partegies & J. Goudsmit). THE HOST RESPONSE. Immunological Aspects of ME (D. Buchwald). Molecular Virology of Muscle in ME (G. Archard). Cognitive Changes in ME (A. Smith). Chronic Aspects of Akureyri Disease (B. Hyde & S. Bergman). CLINICAL ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT. ME and the Cardiologist (R. Gold). Assessment and Diagnosis in the Psychiatry Clinic (R. Jenkins). Management in an Occupational Setting (M. Peel). Management in Hospital Practice (P. Merry). A Behavioral Approach to Management (S. Wesseley). ME in Athletes (R. Budget). A MULTIAXIAL APPROACH TO IMMUNITY. Vitamins, Minerals and Immunity (A. Stewart). Gut Flora and Fauna and Immunity (L. Galland).