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Author Donoghue, Paul J.

Title Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired : living with invisible chronic illness / Paul J. Donoghue, Mary E. Siegel
Published New York : Norton, [1992]


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Description xii, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Pt. I. The Experience of Invisible Chronic Illness (ICI). Ch. 1. Introduction to Invisible Chronic Illness. Ch. 2. The Baffling Forms of ICI. Ch. 3. The Psychological Consequences of ICI. Ch. 4. Three Dimensions of ICI and Their Psychological Impact. Ch. 5. Being Chronically Ill. Ch. 6. Seeking Answers, Seeking Cures. Ch. 7. Consulting a Doctor. Ch. 8. Relating with Family, Friends, and Colleagues -- Pt. II. Coping with Invisible Chronic Illness. Ch. 9. Living in the Present. Ch. 10. Thinking Clearly. Ch. 11. Irrational Thinking and ICI. Ch. 12. Using Imagery to Confront Irrational Thinking. Ch. 13. Living Your Story. Ch. 14. Identifying Your Story. Ch. 15. Getting and Keeping the Attention of the Health-Care System. Ch. 16. Coping with ICI in the Family. Ch. 17. Saying What You Feel. Ch. 18. Hearing What Is Said. Ch. 19. Managing Stress Associated with ICI
Summary Invaluable not only to sufferers but also to spouses, family members, friends, employers, and physicians, this book offers both understanding and practical guidance
Millions of people suffer from invisible chronic illnesses - that is, diseases characterized by chronicity and symptoms that are not externally manifested. They may look well and even function normally while suffering extreme fatigue or pain or any of a number of distressing symptoms from such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine, and Crohn's disease - to name a few. This book describes the anguish that individuals with invisible chronic illness endure and then offers them the means to cope with their illness. It teaches them how to become aware of the attitude they have toward the illness and the way they talk to themselves about it and about themselves. It shows how, with awareness and practice, they can change their illness narrative and how they can communicate with loved ones and doctors in a way that meets their needs
Analysis Humans Diseases Psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [248]-256) and index
Subject Chronic diseases -- Psychological aspects.
Chronic Disease -- psychology.
Author Siegel, Mary E.
LC no. 92006400
ISBN 0393034089
0393311546 (paperback)