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The Fatigue of the Shari'a places on a continuum two kinds of debates: debates in the Islamic tradition about the end of access to divine guidance and debates in modern scholarship in Islamic legal studies about the end of the Shari'a. The resulting continuum covers what access to divine guidance means and how it relates to Shari'a.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is an extremely debilitating condition that may affect up to a million Americans. Fatigue is something that everyone feels sometimes, usually after we've undergone a lot of exercise; but the person suffering from CFS is exhausted even without exercise. If this exhaustion lasts longer than six months and has no cause that can be diagnosed (such as depression and bi-polar disorder, poor nutrition, drug use, etc), doctors may identify the condition as CFS. Other symptoms may occur along with excessive, uncaused fatigue: depression, headache, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes are some of the most common. Unfortunately, there is considerable controversy as to how to treat CFS. Fortunately, several behavioral therapies have been developed in recent years that promise to help some with this disorder. Sufferers are encouraged to request information from a trusted physician.
This interdisciplinary book explores the connections and tensions between sociological, psychological, and biological theories of exhaustion. It examines how the prevalence of exhaustion - both as an individual experience and as a broader socio-cultural phenomenon - is manifest in the epidemic rise of burnout, depression, and chronic fatigue. It provides innovative analyses of the complex interplay between the processes involved in the production of mental health diagnoses, socio-cultural transformations, and subjective illness experiences. Using many of the existing ideologically charged exhaustion theories as case studies, the authors investigate how individual discomfort and wider social dynamics are interrelated. Covering a vast breadth of topics, this book will appeal to scholars of psychology, sociology, medicine, psychiatry, literature, and history.
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