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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Identifies five of the eight diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Summarizes current views of pathophysiology leading to CFS. Discusses the most practical treatment strategies for CFS. Identifies some of the clinical and social challenges faced by patients with CFS.
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Hour 1

  1.    Introduction
  2.    Osteoarthritis
  3.    Rheumatoid Arthritis
  4.    Cancer
  5.    Headache
  6.    Herniated Disc
  7.    Sciatica
  8.    Spinal Stenosis
  9.    Facet Joint Syndrome

 

Hour 2

  1.    Trigger Points
  2.    Osteoporosis
  3.    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  4.    Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia
  5.    Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
  6.    Trigeminal Neuralgia
  7.    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  8.    Fibromyalgia
  9.    Inadequate Treatment for Pain
  10. Multidisciplinary Pain Management
  11. Some Non-Pharmacologic Mind-Body Techniques

 

Hour 3

  1.    Relaxation and Biofeedback
  2.    Coping With Pain: Psychological Pain Management
  3.    Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
  4.    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify five of the eight diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
  2. Summarize current views of pathophysiology leading to CFS.
  3. Discuss the most practical treatment strategies for CFS.
  4. Identify some of the clinical and social challenges faced by patients with CFS.
Products specifications
Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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Identifies the issues in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia as well as controversies regarding the clinical presentations of this condition. Assesses the differential diagnosis of fibromyalgia, including differentiation from myofascial pain syndromes, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), irritable bowel syndrome, and other conditions. Identifies treatment regimens and management options for fibromyalgia, including “integrative” treatments (exercise and herbal and over-the-counter remedies). Explains to patients the role of sleep disorders in the pathogenesis of fibromyalgia and in the clinical management of this condition.
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Describes some of the effects of chronic pain on the brain. Lists the major chronic pain disorders and their treatments. Explains the differences between migraine and tension headaches. Identifies the major sources of back pain and their effective treatments. Describes the differences between trigger points and tender points. Lists methods and techniques of lowering the risk of chronic pain disorders. Discusses the concept of multidisciplinary pain management. Describes the applications of non-pharmacologic pain treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy, biofeedback, and meditation.
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