Updated and available free on this
site (via links below).
Published by Putnam/Perigee, 240 pages, softcover, 1993
U.K. and Commonwealth edition:
German edition: Oesch Verlag
¡AHORA EN ESPAÑOL! Recuperarse del Síndrome de Fatiga Crónica. Muchas gracias to Cathy Van Riel for translation of this book so it may now reach the Spanish-speaking world. Click here for the Spanish version.
This book is based on the
first behavioral medicine treatment program for people with CFS, in collaboration
with Daniel Peterson, M.D. in Incline Village, Nevada that has been evolving
since the mid-1980's. It describes the nature and course of CFS, and the
key principles and practices that have helped many former sufferers heal
and reclaim their lives.
by Daniel Peterson, M.D.
I. The Nature and Course of CFS
1. From Illness to Insight: Understanding CFS
2. Onset and the Chronic Phase: Symptoms and Cycles
3. The Recovery Phase: When and Why Recovery Happens
4. Your Immune System: How It Works, and How It is Affected in CFS
II. The Path of Self-Empowerment
5. Coping with Your Symptoms
6. Changing Your Lifestyle to Promote Recovery
7. The Benefits of Mind/Body Medicine
8. The Healing Power of Deep Relaxation
9. Imagery and CFS
10. Breath, Energy, and Emotion
11. Supporting Your Inner Child
12. Using Your Illness as a Teacher
APPENDICES (revised for
the on-line version)
A. The Centers for Disease Control Revised Case Definition for CFS (2003)
B. Current Medical Treatments
C. Programs and Tapes with the Author
D. Mind/Body Medicine and Positive Health Transition in CFS (summary
of study published in Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine)
"Patients, please read
and enjoy this book. With an open and receptive mind, the directives become
clear. New understanding and healing may come very quickly.
The profit will be yours
at a low cost."
-- Daniel Peterson,
M.D., Incline Village, Nevada
(from the Introduction)
"I welcome the publication
of this excellent book. The most thorough and up-to-date account of what
is known about CFS, it presents a program of recovery that I believe offers
people with this syndrome the greatest hope for reclaiming their health."
-- Peter Madill, M.D.,
Physicians' Honor Roll
The CFIDS Association
NOTE: This book is currently
out of print but is available free on line by clicking on the chapters
in the contents above.