Meanings of ME: Interpersonal and Social Dimensions of Chronic Fatigue

  • Christopher D. Ward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Christopher D. Ward
      Pages 1-12
  3. Ways of Speaking

  4. Personal, Interpersonal and Public Meanings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Christopher D. Ward
      Pages 61-63
    3. Penny Standen, Christopher D. Ward, Laura Saunders, Charlotte Beer
      Pages 67-85
    4. Matthew Horrocks, Christopher D. Ward
      Pages 86-105
    5. Christopher D. Ward, Matthew Horrocks
      Pages 106-128
  5. Patients, Doctors and Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Laura Saunders
      Pages 153-164
    3. Christopher D. Ward
      Pages 165-176
    4. Christopher D. Ward
      Pages 198-212
    5. Christopher D. Ward
      Pages 213-225
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 226-231

About this book


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or ME) is a problematic diagnosis which can be interpreted in conflicting ways by doctors, patients and others. Meanings of ME signals a paradigm shift in thinking about the illness by providing fresh perspectives from doctors, clinicians and those who have personal knowledge of CFS/ME.


conflict diagnosis knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher D. Ward
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK

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