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I. Jon Russell, MD, PhD
Needs Assessment: It is commonly stated that fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is very difficult to treat. While that has been true in the past, new approaches are available, including mechanism-focused medications. It is now possible to effectively manage the majority of FMS patients, but physicians who have not followed the field closely will be unaware of these innovations. Increased awareness of the diagnosis predicts an even greater need for effective therapy.

Learning Objectives:

• Recognize that successful management of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is possible.

• Identify the components of a multimodal therapy for FMS through a simple acronym.

• Identify successful medications and combinations for FMS symptoms by name and mechanism of action.

Target Audience:
Primary care physicians and psychiatrists.

CME Accreditation Statement:
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Policy Statement:
It is the policy of Mount Sinai School of Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices.

This activity has been peer-reviewed and approved by Eric Hollander, MD, chair at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Review Date: August 22, 2006.

To receive credit for this activity:
Read this article and the two CME-designated accompanying articles, reflect on the information presented, and then complete the CME quiz. To obtain credits, you should score 70% or better. Termination date: September 30, 2008. The estimated time to complete all three articles and the quiz is 3 hours.


Primary Psychiatry. 2006;13(9):76-84