In the spirit of my thread on The Psychiatric view of ME/CFS. What is it? http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/the-psychiatric-view-of-me-cfs-what-is-it.1309/ and my Liverpool Clinic Booklet Thread http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...liverpool-cf-cfs-clinic-patient-handout.3066/ I am starting this thread on a book by a doctor local to me in Galway (he also practices in Dublin), Ireland, Dr Joe Fitzgibbon. He tends to be the "go-to" guy for anyone with fatigue as a symptom. He is in private practice. He is a GP with a special interest in allergy and fatigue. He used to teach a module on Chronic Fatigue in a (optional) Diploma in Therapeutics that a couple of dozen Irish GPs took each year (I don't know if he is still doing this). He produced a book in the 1993 Feeling Tired all the Time, and then republished an update in 2001. This review is on the updated version of the book (as far as I can remember the original was actually better on ME). He was on the airwaves in 2001 plugging his book. He did an interview on national radio and it was awful (all about us having a problem with effort perception and the like). I haven't read the full book, just the sections on ME. I have never seen him myself as a patient, as I rang the clinic years ago to see what he could offer and was told anti-depressants and graded exercise, so I decided I could do them myself if I wanted to for free via my GP and off my own steam. I am going to post review in sections as it is long and it will be easier to split it into sections. It might take me a few days to post all of it as I need to re-read it (I wrote it years ago) as some of my comments/explanations might be unnecessary here. I am hoping by posting this here so publicly that people who are thinking of seeing him might see the review and get an idea of where he is coming from.