Fibromyalgia : An Essential Guide for Patients and Their Families

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This is an inviting and succinct guide to fibromyalgia, a syndrome that affects 6 million Americans annually. 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. Often misdiagnosed, and widely misunderstood, the majority of patients are turned away from doctors or treated for depression. 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 laid out in clear and accessible language. The authors provide a clear, concise explanation of the syndrome and its symptoms, and outline latest treatments. Fibromyalgia addresses a desperate need for concise, accessible information on this syndrome and offers reassurance to patients and their more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 17 line illustrations
  • 0195149319
  • 9780195149319
  • 713,242

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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 Timesshow more

About Daniel J. Wallace

Daniel J. Wallace, M.D. has served as Clinical Chief of Rheumatology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine and has treated hundreds of victims of fibromyalgia. J. B. Wallace is a freelance medical writer. Together, they have written two acclaimed books on fibromyalgia: Making Sense of Fibromyalgia and All About Fibromyalgia, both by more

Table of contents

1. What is fibromyalgia? ; 2. Who gets fibromyalgia and why? ; 3. The basic science of fibromyalgia ; 4. Fibromyalgia-related complaints ; 5. What are the regional and localized forms of fibromyalgia? ; 6. What conditions are associated with fibromyalgia? ; 7. The fibromyalgia consultation and differential diagnosis ; 8. I'm not crazy! ; 9. How to help yourself without taking medicine ; 10. Medicines for fibromyalgia ; 11. Work and disability ; 12. Prognosis and future directions ; Appendix 1: Fibromyalgia Resource Materials ; Appendix 2: Glossary ; Appendix 3: Fibromyalgia: A Complementary Medicine Doctor's Perspectiveshow more

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