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Studying Nonpharmacological Interventions for Fatigue

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Many doctors are frustrated by the problem of chronic fatigue. Over the years, numerous attempts have been made to measure it, but this has always proved elusive. Chronic fatigue is common, and ... More


Fatigue

Christopher Eccleston

in Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198727903
eISBN:
9780191814099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727903.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The experience of mental fatigue is explored; in particular, its function in disengaging attention from activities that have increasingly marginal rewards. The idea of fatigue as a switch toward more ... More


Challenging the Status Quo

Leonard A. Jason

in Principles of Social Change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199841851
eISBN:
9780199315901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841851.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In Chapter 2, I address the entrenched powers in a community or organization that erect obstacles to enduring change and their relationship to the second, and in many ways, most critical strategy for ... More


Mystery Viruses

Anna Katharina Schaffner

in Exhaustion: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172301
eISBN:
9780231538855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172301.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome debate and more general reflections on psycho-somatic disorders. Literary example: Nasim Marie Jafry's 'The State of Me'.


Setting Benchmarks for Psychiatric Concepts

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter analyzes the so-called “benchmark problem”, which is the problem of determining a diagnostic benchmark beyond which the ordinary (or normal) becomes extraordinary (or abnormal). Through ... More


Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

David Morris

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208698
eISBN:
9780520926240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208698.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

We become ill in ways our parents and grandparents did not, with diseases unheard of and treatments undreamed of by them. Illness has changed in the postmodern era—roughly the period since World War ... More


Vaccines and Your Child: Separating Fact from Fiction

Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153072
eISBN:
9780231526715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This book answers questions about the science and safety of modern vaccines. In straightforward prose, it explains how vaccines work, how they are made, and how they are tested. Most important, it ... More


Messy Confrontations: Theatre and Expert Knowledge

Stella Bolaki

in Illness as Many Narratives: "Arts, Medicine and Culture"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402422
eISBN:
9781474418591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402422.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Lisa Kron’s play Well (2004) that draws on Kron’s mother’s experience with chronic allergies and on her own story of illness, treatment and recovery as well as intertwining ... More


Desk Diseases

Michael Zakim

in Accounting for Capitalism: The World the Clerk Made

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226977973
eISBN:
9780226545899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545899.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Capitalist life was plagued by an epidemic of nervous disorders, a somatic expression of the prevailing ethic of “goaheadtiveness” and the price men paid for having abandoned the productive arts. But ... More


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