Fatigue as a Window to the Brain, John DeLuca (Ed.). 2005.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 336 pp., $55.00 (HB).
Fatigue is ubiquitous and falls within the purview of several
specialties, including neurology, psychiatry, neuropsychology,
endocrinology, rheumatology, and immunology. As Simon Wessely points out
in the Foreword of Fatigue as a Window to the Brain, fatigue has
been virtually overlooked as an area of scientific study, because it is
difficult to measure and, as a symptom, rarely aids in differential
diagnosis. John DeLuca's edited book is part of the Issues in
Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology series edited by Jordan
Grafman. This is an ambitious book that examines the multidimensional and
multifactorial nature of the neurobiology of central fatigue. This book
advances the reader's understanding of the neural mechanisms of
fatigue through review and integration of empirical data on fatigue and
its cognitive correlates in neurological, medical, and psychiatric