publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Particular experiences: a psychosocial exploration of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and its relationship with self, environment and the material world

Fellenor, John;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), also referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a symptomatically defined and debilitating condition that presents as a range of physiological and psychological effects. Post-exertional fatigue and ongoing low energy levels are cardinal features. Whilst ME-like conditions have been recognised for at least two hundred years, they have been characterised over recent decades by a fiercely contested debate as to whether aetiology is primarily psychological or physiological. ME sufferers experience profound changes to their self-perception, ability to maintain daily routines and activities and how they are perceived in terms of ...
Subjects
free text keywords: myalgic encephalomyelitis, Actor Network Theory, Psychosocial approaches, metaphor, materialism, psychoanalysis, self, objects
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