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Mayo Clinic releases new guide to fibromyalgia

Posted at 1:34 PM, Sep 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 16:34:05-04

Fibromyalgia can be hard to live with, is difficult to diagnose, and is often misunderstood by both people who live with it and their doctors. This new book from Mayo Clinic Press aims to change that. Drawing on decades of Mayo Clinic research and clinical expertise, the book is a compelling, how-to resource that can help people with fibromyalgia return to a more enjoyable and meaningful life.

Inside this empowering book, Dr. Bruce and co-author Dr. Andy Abril provide the latest ground-breaking information to help anyone with fibromyalgia not only live well but thrive. Page by page, they guide readers toward an actionable daily plan that can be started immediately and show results. Readers will find solace in knowing that they are not alone with the challenges they face.

BIO: Barbara K. Bruce, Ph.D., L.P., is a clinical health psychologist in the Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Science and Medicine, Mayo Clinic. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Physiological Psychology from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Bruce has spent her entire career in the field of pain management. She served as Clinical Director of the Mayo Clinic Pain Rehabilitation Center Program in Rochester, MN, where she also led the development of the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program. She is currently located at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, where she has developed and currently leads its fibromyalgia and chronic abdominal pain treatment programs.