“The Fibromyalgia Help Book is both a useful synopsis of contemporary fibromyalgia research and a practical hands-on workbook. It is written in a readily understandable way which will be invaluable to newly diagnosed fibromyalgia patients and a useful review to the already educated.”
-Robert M. Bennett, M.D.
Director, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, The Oregon Health Science University
“The Fibromyalgia Help Book is easy to read and understand, yet it conveys state-of-the-art information concerning fibromyalgia that will be helpful to patients as well as their health-care providers.”
-Laurence A. Bradley, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Without a doubt, it is the most complete, factual and readable guide that has yet come on the market. The authors are well-respected, authoritative sources of cutting-edge information. They present the material in a holistic, humanistic, and compassionate manner!”
-Carol S. Burckhardt, R.N., Ph.D.
Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases, Oregon Health Sciences University
“[The Fibromyalgia Help Book] is well written and covers a broad spectrum of topics including diagnosis, pathogenesis and therapeutic modalities.
-Dan Buskila, M.D.
Director, Rheumatic Disease Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
“The authors do a brilliant job of making the book understandable to the newly diagnosed fibromyalgia patient with little or no medical background, and yet helpful to the many very well-educated patients who are trying to learn as much as they can about their illness.”
-Daniel J. Clauw, M.D.
Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy, Georgetown University Medical Center
“This manual is written and formatted in such a way that it is comprehensive yet highly ‘digestible’ and practical. Most importantly, it is full of hope without fostering unrealistic expectations or eschewing the central role of the individual with this pain syndrome in her/his own care. This is the most responsible and humanistic form of patient advocacy.”
-Perry G. Fine, M.D.
(Interim) Medical Director, Pain Management Center, The University of Utah
“The Fibromyalgia Help Book by Jenny Fransen and Dr. I. Jon Russell provides the patient with fibromyalgia with practical guidelines, which, if they are followed, can lead not to a cure but to a better quality of life and possibly to reduced pain and fatigue.”
-Karl G. Henriksson, M.D., Ph.D.
Neuromuscular Unit and Pain Clinic University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden
“The Fibromyalgia Help Book is the most comprehensive and understandable treatise on fibromyalgia that I have had the pleasure to review. It deals in a very practical way with questions I hear in my office every day. I plan to use this book for my patients. I can see it as being most helpful to the newly diagnosed patient, but it will also be of great value to those more severely affected. We will be adding it immediately to our library of educational materials on fibromyalgia, and I expect that it will take a preeminent position there.”
-Glenn A. McCain, M.D.
Southeast Arthritis Care Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
“The Fibromyalgia Help Book succeeds in using lay language throughout and provides a clear and thorough description of fibromyalgia and the knowledge that we have about it. Anyone who is seeking to improve his or her knowledge of fibromyalgia will find the best available answers to the questions that he or she wants to ask about the subject.”
-Harold Merskey, D.M.
University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
“Fransen and Russell have written a comprehensive—and comforting—guide for people learning to live with the pain and uncertainty of invisible, interminable illness. Medical knowledge with a minimum of jargon and common sense advice drawn from practical experience offer fibromyalgia sufferers a chance to restore control over their lives, without false promises of cure. If only every chronic illness had such a reassuring companion as this aptly named Help Book!”
-Cheri Register, author of Living with Chronic Illness: Days of Patience and Passion
“The Fibromyalgia Help Book is a treasure house of authoritative, realistic, practical, and encouraging information. I looked through it without finding any weak spots that needed filling in and without feeling that something could have been said more clearly or more effectively. It is beautifully organized with a most readable style throughout.”
-David G. Simons, M.D.
Clinical Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of California, Irvine