Fibromyalgia: An Essential Guide for Patients and Their Families

Paperback | February 15, 2003

byDaniel J. Wallace, J. B. Wallace

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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 widelymisunderstood, 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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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 widelymisunderstood, the majority of patients are turne...

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 hav...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:February 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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"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 basicscience 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)