This book is designed to help people cope and even thrive with environmental sensitivities. Covered are issues of identifying and avoiding problematic exposures and triggers, understanding recent research regarding causes of MCS, designing a safe and healing environment, choosing medical care wisely, communicating with your therapist, pursuing personal growth, facing disability issues, and mobilizing social support. Pam Gibson, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She has researched the life impacts of environmental sensitivities since 1992 and has authored numerous journal articles and conference papers on MCS and environmental health.
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Table of Contents
- Part I: What we know about MCS
- It’s More Common Than You Think: What is MCS?
- What Causes MCS?
- How Lives Are Affected by MCS
- Part II: Physical Issues
- Making Your Environment Safe
- Facing Food
- The Dilemma of Medical Help
- Alternative Therapies
- Part III: Psychological and Personal Growth
- Coming to Terms with Chronic Illness & Disability
- Share This Chapter with Your Therapist
- 10. Against the Odds: Identity, Loss, & Growth
- 11. Mobilizing Social Support
- 12. Miscellaneous Pathways
- 13. Disability Issues
- 14. Final Comments
- Appendix A: Research Methodology
- Appendix B: Product Sources
- Appendix C: Further Reading & Chapter Resources
- Appendix D: Organizational Support
- Appendix E: Results of Treatment Survey of 917 Persons with MCS