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Reading well – long term health conditions

The following books have been selected by health experts and people living with long term conditions. They span a range of conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease, as well as common symptoms such as fatigue, pain, wellbeing and sleep problems.

How to Feel Better: Practical Ways to Recover Well from Illness and Injury by Frances Goodhart and Lucy Atkins

Self-Management of Long-Term Health Conditions by Kate Lorig

Fighting Fatigue: A Practical Guide to Managing the Symptoms of CFS/ME by Sue Pemberton and Catherine Berry

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue by Mary Burgess and Trudie Chalder

Manage Your Pain by Michael Nicholas, Allan Molloy, Lee Beeston and Lois Tonkin

Overcoming Chronic Pain by Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald, Catherine Carus and Hazel Howden-Leach

Pain is Really Strange by Steve Haines and Sophie Standing

An Introduction to Coping with Insomnia and Sleep Problems by Colin Espie

Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness: Strategies to Manage Anxiety and Depression by Fran Smith, Robert Bor and Karina Erikse

Mindfulness for Health: A Practical Guide to Relieving Pain, Reducing Stress and Restoring Wellbeing by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

Arthritis: A Practical Guide to Getting On With Your Life by Chris Jenner

Arthritis: Exercise Your Way to Health by Paula Coates

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Answers at Your Fingertips by Udi Shmueli

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Navigating Your Way to Recovery by Megan Arroll and Christine Dancey

Go Your Crohn Way: A Gutsy Guide to Living with Crohn’s Disease by Kathleen Nicolls

Asthma: Answers at Your Fingertips by Mark Levy, Monica Fletcher and Soren Pederson

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): the Facts by Graeme P. Currie

Diabetes for Dummies by Alan L. Rubin

Diabetes: The Facts by David Matthews, Niki Meston, Pam Dyson, Jenny Shaw, Laurie King and Aparna Pal

Type 2 Diabetes in Adults of All Ages by Charles Fox and Anne Kilvert

Heart Attack Survival Guide by Mark Greener

Living with Angina by Tom Smith

Understanding and Dealing with Heart Disease by Keith Souter

Stroke: the Facts by Richard Lindley

Rebuilding Your Life After Stroke by Reg Morris, Malin Falck, Tamsin Miles, Julie Wilcox, Sam Fisher-Hicks

How I Rescued My Brain: A Psychologist’s Remarkable Recovery from Stroke and Trauma by David Roland

The Carer’s Handbook: Essential Information and Support for All Those in a Caring Role by Jane Matthews

The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring: How to Cope With the Emotional and Practical Aspects of Caring for Someone by Hugh Marriot

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