Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia
Strategies To Take Back Your Life
Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia is a comprehensive guide that provides answers and explanations about fibromyalgia. In this book, you'll learn what fibromyalgia is — and isn't — and how you can live a full, productive, enjoyable life with the condition. To help you easily find the information you're looking for, the book is divided into four sections.
Part 1: What is fibromyalgia?
This section covers all the basics about fibromyalgia. You’ll get to know people who have fibromyalgia and learn about their experiences. If you have fibromyalgia, you'll likely relate to the last chapter of this section, which outlines some of the conditions biggest challenges. Part 1 kick-starts your knowledge about fibromyalgia and sets the stage for managing it successfully.
Part 2: Treating fibromyalgia
In this section, you'll learn about fibromyalgia symptoms and how to manage them. In particular, you’ll discover how cognitive behavioral therapy can help relieve your symptoms. You'll also learn about specific programs that teach cognitive behavioral therapies. Medications and integrative therapies also are addressed in this section.
Part 3: Managing symptoms
In this section, you'll use what you've learned about fibromyalgia and start developing techniques for managing your symptoms. You'll identify steps you can take, to successfully manage fibromyalgia.
Part 4: Living with fibromyalgia
To start this section, we revisit the people introduced at the beginning of the book. We look at ways they are managing fibromyalgia, and what secrets they have employed to gain success? You'll also get tips for talking with your health care team and your loved ones.
If you don't have fibromyalgia but are caring for a loved one who does, you'll learn how you can provide support. Part 4 closes with an action guide that brings together everything you've learned and puts it into a daily plan you can start using right away.
Finally, you'll find additional resources, including step-by-step exercise instructions, worksheets, and organizations you can contact for more information.
If you or a loved one has fibromyalgia, relief is closer than you think. Order your copy today and discover a comprehensive program that offers the latest advances in treatment, along with proven, easy-to-follow steps for reducing pain and other symptoms.
About the Medical Editors
Andy Abril, M.D., is the chair of the Division of Rheumatology and co-medical director of the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program, a multidisciplinary program for treating fibromyalgia, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Dr. Abril is the program director of Mayo Clinic's Rheumatology Fellowship at the Florida campus, and an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. He is board certified in rheumatology.
Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P., is the clinical director of the Fibromyalgia Treatment Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. She's also a pain psychologist in Mayo Clinic's Department of Psychiatry and Psychology and a professor of psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Bruce is active in the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain, as well as many other professional organizations dedicated to the study and treatment of pain.
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