Friday, Oct 15 - The CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program and Dr. Charles Lapp are proud to announce the debut of a new website: "Treating Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia" (www.treatcfsfm.org).
The site is designed to be a source of comprehensive information about treating CFS and FM, combining the best of medical approaches with self-management.
Structured as a free self-study course, the site guides people step by step through the process of creating an individualized treatment plan, including treatment options, worksheets and suggested first steps. It includes several dozen success stories.
Explaining the site, Dr. Lapp said, "What you'll find here is the combination of the Stepwise Approach I developed many years ago with Dr. Paul Cheney and the tools taught in Dr. Campbell's classes. This is the same integrated approach I now use with my patients. We have found that with encouragement, lifestyle changes, and targeted medications, more than 80% of people we treat can improve significantly."
• The Self-Help Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that has conducted hundreds of self-help classes since 1998 and maintains a website with hundreds of articles (www.cfidsselfhelp.org).
• Dr. Lapp is the Director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center (www.drlapp.net) in Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the few medical practices in the United States to specialize in treating CFS, fibromyalgia and related disorders.
Bruce Campbell, PhD, Executive Director
CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help Program
Note: See also the very popular Hunter-Hopkins Facebook site (http://www.facebook.com/HunterHopkinsCenterFans), with daily news and responses to questions by Dr. Lapp & his partner, Dr. Laura Black.]