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Fibromyalgia : An Essential Guide for Patients and Their Families - Daniel J. Wallace

Fibromyalgia

An Essential Guide for Patients and Their Families

Paperback Published: 1st April 2003
ISBN: 9780195149319
Number Of Pages: 208

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Fibromyalgia is a form of chronic neuromuscular pain, a pain-amplification syndrome brought on by abnormal interactions between hormones, the immune system, neurotransmitters, and the autonomic nervous system, that afflicts six million Americans every year. Often misdiagnosed, and widely misunderstood, the majority of patients are turned away from doctors or treated for depression. This guide offers expert advice to sufferers of this painful syndrome and gives them the education they need to get the help they require but rarely get.
In their earlier books, Making Sense of Fibromyalgia and All About Fibromyalgia, noted medical writer Janice Wallace and Dr. Daniel Wallace, a leading expert on this disorder, provided comprehensive guides--for both patients and professionals--to this little known and poorly understood syndrome. Now, in Fibromyalgia, the Wallaces provide an inviting and succinct version of the syndrome they have studied, laid out in clear and accessible language. The authors provide a clear, concise explanation of the syndrome and its symptoms, and also outline the recent advances in treatments.
Fibromyalgia addresses a desperate need for concise, accessible information on this syndrome and offers reassurance to patients and their families.

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On previous edition:"Dr. Wallace has treated hundreds of fibromyalgia sufferers, and he clears up much misunderstanding about a disease that has sent six million Americans to doctors with complaints that often get them turned away or treated for depression.... Apart from his clear descriptions of the basic science behind the disorder and the new drug treatments available, Dr. Wallace emerges as a strong advocate for those plagued by it."--The New York Times "Dr. Wallace has treated hundreds of fibromyalgia sufferers, and he clears up much misunderstanding about a disease that has sent six million Americans to doctors with complaints that often get them turned away or treated for depression.... Apart from his clear descriptions of the basic science behind the disorder and the new drug treatments available, Dr. Wallace emerges as a strong advocate for those plagued by it."--The New York Times (on Making Sense of Fibromyalgia)

Prefacep. vii
What is Fibromyalgia?p. 1
Who Gets Fibromyalgia and Why?p. 8
The Basic Science of Fibromyalgiap. 14
Fibromyalgia-Related Complaintsp. 30
What Are the Regional and Localized Forms of Fibromyalgia?p. 43
What Conditions Are Associated with Fibromyalgia?p. 48
The Fibromyalgia Consultation and Differential Diagnosisp. 65
I'm Not Crazy!p. 74
How to Help Yourself without Taking Medicinep. 80
Medicines for Fibromyalgiap. 109
Work and Disabilityp. 146
Prognosis and Future Directionsp. 153
Fibromyalgia Resource Materialsp. 159
Glossaryp. 163
Fibromyalgia: A Complementary Medicine Doctor's Perspectivep. 179
Indexp. 185
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ISBN: 9780195149319
ISBN-10: 0195149319
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st April 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.26

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