Fibromyalgia: Diagnosis and Treatment of a Prototypical Mind-body Disorder
This presentation provides an overview of the mechanisms involved in the mind-body disorder with fibromyalgia discussed as an exemplar and fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria presented within this context. The necessary and effective components of treatment are described with the rationale for use. Resources will be provided to assist in the development of a treatment program.
Faculty: Catherine Vriend, PhD
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
1. Illustrate the neurophysiology of fibromyalgia as a mind-body disorder.
2. Apply the new diagnostic criteria within the context of the neurophysiology of fibromyalgia.
3. Discuss the most effective approach to treatment.
Catherine Vriend, PhD, is the chief of the clinical health psychology service, department of behavioral medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), San Antonio, Texas. She received her BA from the University of Texas at Austin and attained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She completed her internship at the South Texas Veterans Health System, Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital and two-year fellowship in clinical health psychology at Brooke Army Medical Center. Prior to becoming chief of service she practiced for eight years in the Pain Clinic, where she worked from 2003 to 2008 primarily with injured service members. As a subject matter expert on complementary medicine to reduce reliance on medication, she contributed to the development of the DOD-VA Integrated Pain Management initiative. She has been the director of the BAMC Fibromyalgia Treatment Program for the past 17 years.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Vriend reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance