The Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Current Research and Future Directions in Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Current Research and Future Directions in Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment, 1st Edition

By Irwin J Russell


206 pages

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Hardback: 9781560247142
pub: 1994-11-08
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The Fibromyalgia Syndrome summarizes major advances in the understanding of fibromyalgia and helps increase readers’knowledge of the disorder, which can lead to the development of new strategies for diagnosis and treatment. Fibromyalgia is not an uncommon disorder, and can be a frustrating problem for patients and physicians alike. In this valuable reference, leading experts in the field of fibromyalgia research provide important information on fibromyalgia and offer suggestions for future research.

Contributing authors begin to unravel the many unanswered questions about fibromyalgia as they explore the mechanisms underlying pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance, the interrelationship between pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance, and the relationship between fibromyalgia and other overlapping disorders. This book provides current knowledge, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and recommends future directions for research on the cause, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. Chapters are divided into sections which examine:

  • the clinical spectrum and epidemiology of fibromyalgia
  • neuroendocrine and metabolic aspects of fibromyalgia
  • therapeutic interventions
  • research opportunities and recommendations

    Readers will find themselves challenged to learn more about fibromyalgia syndrome, how to recognize and diagnose it earlier, and begin effective treatment sooner. The Fibromyalgia Syndrome is an instructive and informative resource for researchers, physicians, and knowledgeable lay people who are interested in learning more about this enigmatic disorder.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword: NIH Conference on Fibromyalgia

  • Preface: Fibromyalgia Research
  • Introduction: Fibromyalgia Research Planning Workshop: Future Directions in Fibromyalgia Research, May 19, 1993
  • Part I: Clinical Spectrum and Epidemiology of Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Clinical Features and Spectrum
  • Fibromyalgia: On Criteria and Classification
  • Psychiatric Illness and Fibromyalgia
  • Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Aspects of the Epidemiology of Fibromyalgia
  • Health Care Seeking Behavior in Fibromyalgia: Associations with Pain Thresholds, Symptom Severity, and Psychiatric Morbidity
  • Part II: Neuroendocrine and Metabolic Aspects of Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep and Fibromyalgia
  • Biomedical Abnormalities in Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  • Muscle Studies in Fibromyalgia Syndrome
  • Neuroendocrine Aspects of Fibromyalgia
  • Part III: Therapeutic Interventions
  • Medications/Clinical Trials in Fibromyalgia
  • Exercise and Exercise Testing in Fibromyalgia Patients: Lessons Learned and Suggestions for Future Studies
  • Behavioral Interventions and Fibromyalgia
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Part IV: Research Recommendations
  • Research Opportunities in the Study of Fibromyalgia
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
MEDICAL / Diseases
MEDICAL / Pain Medicine