5 thoughts on “Encounters with the Invisible

  1. This is making me re-evaluate my approach to managing my CFS as I find myself inevitably caught in the same internal identity struggle. Having finally finished my degree after years of pushing myself to do so, yet finding myself too ill to do what I’d wanted with it, this book has been a rare validation for many of the emotions I’m working through at present and I truly appreciate the precious time and energy the author and her family have taken to share their hard-won knowledge and experience w

  2. This is more of a comment to explain my rating, rather than a reveiw.

    This is a really good book but I only gave it three stars because it didn’t tell me much that I didn’t already know.

  3. It covers the psychological disorders one may encounter after being diognosed with CFIDS. A good book to read if interested in clinical psychology and or the politics in the medical field.

  4. Part memoir, part medical exposé, Encounters with the Invisible is a must-read for anybody seeking to gain a better understanding of ME/CFS or related illnesses. It strikes an excellent balance between narrative and information, and the quality of the writing itself is stunning. This is the first book I’ve read in a long time that has repeatedly floored me with a particularly eloquent phrase or passage. Wall’s eloquence draws the reader into her odd twilight world of illness, confusion, loss, an

  5. Encounters with the Invisible is a uniquely honest and poetic account of illness. Dorothy Wall’s precise and rich language never flinch from relating the humbling truths of life with chronic illness. Her research is thorough and inclusive, and her analysis of historical trends and current science are accessible and fresh. This book should be required reading for anybody who wants to get a full picture of life with CFS/ME.

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