Reading List: General
The following books and publications are good sources of information about CFS. To complement the wealth of information available on the Association’s websites, we offer free, downloadable Fact Sheets on a variety of topics to help people better understand the complex nature of CFS, engage in more meaningful conversations with their health care providers and make informed choices about CFS-related decisions. Easily reproducible, these Fact Sheets are ideal for distribution to health care professionals, family members and the general public.
Alternative Medicine Guide to Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Environmental Illness Burton Goldberg, Future Medicine Publishing, 1998 (359 pages). A wide-ranging look at alternative treatments from 50 doctors who use nutritional supplements, herbs, mercury detoxification and more to treat CFS.
The CFIDS Chronicle
The CFIDS Association of America's patient-oriented magazine filled with research news, helpful coping tips, public policy and media reports, personal accounts of living with CFS and a wealth of vital CFS information.
The CFS Research Review
A periodical published by the CFIDS Association of America dedicated to providing up-to-date CFS research, diagnosis, and treatment information to medical professionals and patients.
Disability Evaluation in a Nutshell
Douglas Smith, Attorney at Law and The CFIDS Association. The quality of a doctor's medical report can make or break a CFS patient's Social Security claim. This simple guide will help your doctor to write a report that will improve your chances for winning your claim. Includes a sample report.
Disability Workbook for Social Security Applicants
Douglas Smith, Attorney at Law. This book guides you through the process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Worksheets, tips on qualifying for benefits and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Hope and Help
Karyn Feiden, Prentice Hall Press, 1992 (216 pages). Provides insight into the experience of having CFS-physical and emotional impact, difficulty in obtaining a diagnosis, and the key strategies for regaining control over your life.
Running on Empty
Katrina H. Berne, Ph.D., Hunter House, 1995 (315 pages). A physician draws on her experience as a person with CFS, CFS therapist and speaker in writing about the disease. An important resource manual for persons with CFS and physicians.