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Treating CFS and Fibromyalgia: An Integrated Approach

Tuesday 19 October 2010

WomanTreating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgis is a new website created by Bruce Campbell and Dr Charles Lapp: which promotes itself as a "free online self-study course":

Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: An Integrated Approach

Having CFS or fibromyalgia can be discouraging, but you can take charge one step at a time. This site, which is a free self-study course, will guide you step by step through the process of creating an individualized treatment plan.

More than 80% of people improve when treated with the approach you'll find here, which combines the best of medicine with self-management.

Your teachers are a health educator and a physician. Dr. Campbell created self-help courses on CFS and FM that have been taken by thousands of people since 1998. Dr. Lapp has focused for more than 25 years on treating people with these conditions.

Dr. Lapp's Message

There is no panacea, no magic potion for CFS and FM, but those who have overcome this illness invariably report that the techniques we will teach you helped them more than any pills or potions. (Read more…)

How to Use This Site

Step by step, you can create a treatment plan that fits your individual situation, using a three-step process: study, plan, act. (Read more…)

Treatment Plans for CFS & FM

CFS and FM touch many parts of life: work, relationships, moods, hopes and dreams. Treating them successfully means much more than managing symptoms. A treatment plan has to address all their effects. (Read more…)

About Us

Bruce Campbell, Ph.D.
Dr. Campbell is the creator and Executive Director of the CFIDS and Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that offers low-cost online self-help courses and other resources for people affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). The organization has offered more than 300 self-management classes since its founding in 1998 and maintains a website with hundreds of articles and other resources.

A recovered CFS patient, Dr. Campbell is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of California. Before becoming ill with CFS, he worked in the Patient Education program at the Stanford Medical School. He is the author of the book Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: A Seven-Part Plan.

Charles Lapp, M.D.
Dr. Lapp is the Director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the few medical practices in the United States to specialize in treating CFS, fibromyalgia and related disorders. Dr. Lapp has treated people with CFS and FM for over 25 years. 

He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He completed residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Since 1982, he has been a Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Duke University. 

He has served on the CFS advisory committee reporting to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. He co-authored the CDC course on CFS for medical professionals and the Medscape program on diagnosing and treating CFS. Dr. Lapp is one of only two people to be given the Outstanding Clinician Award by the IACFS/ME (International Association for CFS/ME), an organization of leading researchers and doctors.


Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia



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