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ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


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DIRCThe following items are available for loan from the Disability Information and Resource Centre.

DIRC is located at 195 Gilles Street, Adelaide. Phone: (08) 8236 0555.

If you are looking for something specific, try the DIRC Library Catalogue.

Note: If your local library doesn’t have some of these titles, then you can arrange inter-library loans through your local library.


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The Disease of a Thousand Names: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
By David S Bell
198 pages
Publisher (NY): Pollard Publications, 1991
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The Doctor's Guide to Chronic Fatigue SyndromeThe Doctor’s Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Understanding, Treating and Living With CFIDS
By David S Bell

This is an updated version of The Disease of a Thousand Names (see above)

Revised edition – includes bibliographical references and index
275 pages
Publisher (Sydney): Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1993
ISBN: 0201626160
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Running on Empty: Living with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
By Katrina Berne
Includes bibliographical references and index
321 pages
Publisher (USA): Hunter House, 1992
ISBN: 0897931009
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Fighting Fatigue and the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Dr Ian Brighthope
236 pages
Publisher (Vic): Allen and Unwin
ISBN: 1863731571
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The Polio ParadoxThe Polio Paradox : Understanding and Treating “Post-Polio Syndrome” and Chronic Fatigue
By Richard L Bruno

This book reveals the hidden history of polio and its link with many health problems today. Polio is a disease of paradoxes, the major one being that although the major threat of the disease ended with the Salk vaccine in 1954, many polio survivors are now experiencing the onset of post-polio syndrome, new but related symptoms which may include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness, intolerance to cold, and more. The author offers practical strategies for managing symptoms of post polio syndrome and other conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain or chronic fatigue.

358 pages
Publisher (New York): Warner Books, 2002
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CFS: The FactsChronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME) : The Facts
By Frankie Campling and Michael Sharpe

The authors are a person with ME/CFS and a clinician and researcher. The book covers the nature, diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS and offers practical guidance on what people with the condition can do to help themselves, make informed decisions and evaluate new information. Special issues including complementary therapies, graded exercise therapy and children with ME/CFS are also covered.

278 pages
Publisher (Oxford): Oxford University Press, 2000
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CFS: The FactsME: The New Plague
By Jane Colby
Includes bibliographical references and index
196 pages
Publisher (Ipswich): Ipswich Book Company, 1996
ISBN: 1860832156
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Energy in the Red: Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Jacqueline Finch
289 pages
Publisher (NSW): Jacqueline Finch, 1995
ISBN: 0646247301
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Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: the Limbic Hypothesis
By J A Goldstein
Includes bibliographical references and index
259 pages
Publisher (NY): Haworth Medical Press, 1992
ISBN: 1560249048
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I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just A Little UnwellI’m Not Crazy, I’m Just a Little Unwell : My Journey Through Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Leigh Hatcher

In a personal account, Australian journalist Leigh Hatcher describes his experience of chronic fatigue syndrome and dealing with the suspicion about the validity of the disease and his experience. He also offers practical insights for people with the condition, and for their families, friends and colleagues.

119 pages
Publisher (Sydney): Strand Publishing, 2005
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I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just A Little UnwellUnderstanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Better Ways of Managing Your Lifestyle
By Dr Alistair Jackson

Covers causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, coping with CFS and case studies to provide insight into the experiences of others.

191 pages
Publisher (Crows Nest, NSW): Allen and Unwin, 2000
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Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Vol 1 No 1 (4 copies)
Vol 1 No 2 (2 copies)
Vol 1 Nos 3 and 4 (2 copies)
Vol 2 No 1 (2 copies)
Vol 2 Nos 2 and 3 (2 copies)
Vol 2 No 4 (2 copies)
Vol 3 No 1; Vol 3 No 2
Publisher (NY): Haworth Medical Press
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Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Edited by Nancy G Klimas and Roberto Patarca
125 pages plus supplement
Publisher: unknown, 1995
ISBN: 10573321
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ME Post-Viral Fatigue SyndromeME Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome: How to Live With It
By Anne Macintyre
342 pages
Publisher (London): Unwin Hyman, 1989
ISBN: 0044403186

331 pages
Publisher (London): Thorsons, 1992
ISBN: 0722526245

408 pages
Publisher (London, UK): Thorsons, 1998
ISBN: 0722535392
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Chronic Fatigue SyndromeChronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Rona Moss-Morris and Keith J Petrie

The authors look at CFS in relation to clinical features, personal and economic implications, biological and psychosocial factors, experiencing symptoms and coping with the illness.

148 pages
Publisher (London): Routledge, 2000
ISBN: 041520240X
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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Post-Viral States: The Saga of Royal Free Disease
By A Melvin Ramsay
Includes bibliographical references
68 pages
Publisher (London): Gower Medical Publishing, 1988
ISBN: 0906923999
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Living with M.E.Living With M.E.: The Chronic Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome
By Dr Charles Shepherd
381 pages
Publisher (London): Cedar, 1992
ISBN: 0749312645
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Living Well with CFS and FibromyalgiaLiving Well with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You...That You Need to Know
By Mary J Shomon

A comprehensive guide which covers risk factors, diagnosis, infections and the immune system, body systems affected, sensitivities and allergies, nutrition, sleep, conventional and alternative approaches to treatment and developing a recovery plan.

396 pages
Publisher (New York): Quill, 2004
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Victor Harbor seminar, November 27, 1998 (part 2)
By Southern Fleurieu Community Services, 1998

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Dr Hugh Dunstan from the University of Newcastle speaks on the advances in metabolic research for ME/CFS
By ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc
SA: Sandbark Pty Ltd Video Production, 2001
VHS, 104 minutes
Available for purchase at our office

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The lived experience of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: human rights and equity issues facing tertiary students with ME/CFS
A video featuring Dorothy Morris, PhD student, speaking on her research
SA: Sandbark Pty Ltd Video Production, 2001
VHS, 72 minutes

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Horizon: Believe ME
Author not stated

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Tweed 96 conference (part 1)
Northern Rivers ME/CSF/FM Support Association, 1996
VHS, 2 hours 35 minutes

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Tweed 96 conference (part 2)
Northern Rivers ME/CSF/FM Support Association, 1996
VHS, 1 hour 35 minutes

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Living hell: CFS a “real” disease

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