This study sought to investigate the current literature on Fibromyalgia and determine which interventions have been shown effective in its treatment. Furthermore, this study sought to develop a manual for the treatment of fibromyalgia using the data obtained from the literature review. The interventions that were found to be effective include the following domains: exercise, family therapy, dual-diagnosis, occupational therapy, sleep hygiene, stress management, coping skills, cognitive behavioral therapy, traumatic stress, and treatment adherence. The literature supported a psychoeducational approach within a socially supportive environment as an effective strategy to convey these treatment interventions as well as encourage treatment adherence. The treatment manual consists of ten modules: Overview of Symptoms and Treatments, Exercise, Dual Diagnosis, Stress and Relaxation, Energy Reallocation, Managing Emotions, Sleep Hygiene, Managing Relationships, Emotional Trauma, and Aftercare Planning.
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Fibromyalgia; Neuropsychology; Stress (Psychology); Stress management; Sleep disorders; Pain -- Physiological aspects; Emotions and cognition; Groups, Support; Exercise therapy; Fibromyalgia -- psychology; Fibromyalgia -- diagnosis; Fibromyalgia -- therapy; Central Nervous System -- physiopathology; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- psychology; Stress, Psychological; Pain -- physiopathology; Pain, Intractable; Sleep Disorders; Cognitive Therapy; Exercise Therapy -- methods; Relaxation Techniques; Social Support; Evaluation Studies.
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Moynier, Eugene A., "An Integrative Social Support Model for Fibromyalgia Patients: A Treatment Manual" (2009). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 914.
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