Fibromyalgia (Biographies of Disease)

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• Provides an accessible account of important results from scientific research• Covers diagnosis and treatment from a clinician's perspective, offering the reader a unique view of the treatment decision-making process of medical providers• Includes a first-person story explaining the impact of this disorder from the perspective of an adolescent patient, giving the reader a way to relate the disorder's impact to their own life

• A historic timeline pinpoints important moments in the efforts to define, diagnose, and relieve fibromyalgia• A complete glossary helps readers understand potentially difficult medical terminology related to fibromyalgia

"Fibromyalgia provides general and basic information that is useful to students and anyone interested in learning more about this disease." - ARBAonline

"Jones (Oregon Health and Science University) and Hoffman (clinical exercise specialist) define fibromyalgia as a syndrome and explain its pathophysiology, the clinician's role, the assembly of an ideal treatment team, various treatments, and other common disorders found in patients. Intended for both medical professionals and patients, the appendices list drugs often used in treating fibromyalgia with symptoms, provide a fibromyalgia clinical questionnaire, and illustrate exercises for loosening and strengthening muscles." - SciTech Book News

"A perfect, updated complement to Sharon Ostalecki's 2007 book Fibromyalgia: The Complete Guide." - Library Journal

"Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through professionals/practitioners." - Choice

Book Description

Not that long ago, patients complaining of severe pain at the slightest touch were all too often met with disbelief from the health care profession, as well as by family, friends, and coworkers. But with cases growing and evidence mounting, this mysterious condition is becoming less mysterious and is increasingly recognized as a genuine illness.

Product Information

Packaging Size:0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight:12 ounces