Fatigue Science for Human Health

  • Yasuyoshi Watanabe
  • Birgitta Evengård
  • Benjamin H. Natelson
  • Leonard A. Jason
  • Hirohiko Kuratsune

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Leonard A. Jason, Michelle Choi
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bengt B. Arnetz, Lena Frenzel, Torbjörn Åkerstedt, Jan Lisspers
    Pages 55-66
  4. Hirohiko Kuratsune, Yasuyoshi Watanabe
    Pages 67-88
  5. Sanae Fukuda, Shoko Takashima, Masao Iwase, Kouzi Yamaguti, Hirohiko Kuratsune, Yasuyoshi Watanabe
    Pages 89-102
  6. Masao Iwase, Shoji Okajima, Rei Takahashi, Tamiko Mogami, Nahoko Kusaka, Hirohiko Kuratsune et al.
    Pages 103-117
  7. Abhijit Chaudhuri, John W. Gow, Peter O. Behan
    Pages 125-136
  8. Teruhisa Miike, David S. Bell
    Pages 153-171
  9. Linda M. Castell
    Pages 173-185
  10. Kazuo Inoue, Tohru Fushiki
    Pages 187-201
  11. Masaaki Tanaka, Yasuyoshi Watanabe
    Pages 213-218
  12. Toshihiko Katafuchi
    Pages 219-230
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


Fatigue is quite a familiar sensation, one that everyone is likely to have experienced. Its molecular and neural mechanisms have not yet been elucidated, however, probably because of the complicated nature of its causes. To provide a broad forum for discussion, the International Conference on Fatigue Science was organized, the first being held in 2002 in Sandhamn, Sweden, and the second in 2005 in Karuizawa, Japan. Subsequently it was decided that the papers presented at the two conferences should be collected and incorporated in this pioneering work, Fatigue Science for Human Health. The book summarizes fatigue researchers' achievements, explains the status of the research on fatigue, and presents perspectives on remedies for chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome. The result is an authoritative guide to recent progress in the molecular and neural mechanisms of fatigue and in the development of the ways to prevent and overcome fatigue and chronic fatigue. This book provides a valuable resource not only for physicians but for all who work in public health.


Evaluation Fatigue Public Health Syndrom Validation assessment chronic fatigue syndrome depression epidemiology infection neural mechanisms neurobiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasuyoshi Watanabe
    • 1
    • 2
  • Birgitta Evengård
    • 3
    • 4
  • Benjamin H. Natelson
    • 5
  • Leonard A. Jason
    • 6
  • Hirohiko Kuratsune
    • 7
  1. 1.Molecular Imaging Research ProgramRIKENKobeJapan
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyOsaka City University Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Division of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at KarolinskaUniversity Hospital HuddingeStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical MicrobiologyUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  5. 5.New Jersey Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and DentistryNewarkUSA
  6. 6.Center for Community ResearchDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA
  7. 7.Department of Health Science, Faculty of Health Science for WelfareKansai University of Welfare SciencesKashiwara, OsakaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-73463-5
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-73464-2
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