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Explaining Unexplained Illnesses: Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome, and Others

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This groundbreaking book examines common symptoms and signs; short-term stressors such as infection, chemical exposure, physical trauma, and severe psychological stress; why people are often diagnosed as having more than one of these illnesses, and approaches for treating the cause of each disease, rather than the symptoms.
Paperback, 446 pages
Published April 23rd 2007 by Harrington Park Press
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Jodi
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
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It is important to note that Pall should not be considered a M.E. expert and that when he refers to `CFS' this information should not be assumed to apply in whole or in part to M.E.

Some of what he is saying generally may possibly be relevant to M.E. patients to some extent (as regards treatment, rather than symptomatology or aetiology, as it does with multiple sclerosis for example), but this is as yet unclear due to the fact he unfortunately makes no distinction between fatigue and `CFS' and th
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Justin
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I read this book not sure what to expect. The author seems to know their stuff and offers countless citations to back up his points. The material is verbose, but the author offers nice summaries at the beginning/end of chapters.

Based on the title I was hoping I'd get a general understanding of disease that could be applied to my issues (which aren't mentioned in the title).
However, what I found was a single theory that explains these diseases but didn't seem relevant to me. Not that this is the
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Kristen
Jul 01, 2011 marked it as unfinished
This is a well-written book with solid theories, logical flow, and excellent research, but I just couldn't bring myself to read it all the way through. It was basically reading a textbook. Not exactly light! His theory about chronic illness being caused (at least in part) by a vicious cycle of inflammation matches with my experience. I think his points are well made and likely very valid. I wish I had tried more anti-inflammatory measures early on in my illness, but I am glad to at least have th ...more
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