Devin Starlanyl specializes in education in the field of fibromyalgia and chronic myofascial pain. She is the past director of the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Institute and serves as facilitator for the FMS and CMP support group at a local hospital. A consultant and clinical researcher who assists FMS/CMP patients through FIBROM-L listserv, an Internet support group, Devin Starlanyl also maintains a comprehensive Web site about FMS and CMP (http: //www.sover.net/ devstar). She is the coauthor of the first edition of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome and author of The Fibromyalgia Advocate, and as someone with both conditions, writes as one who understands "from the inside."
Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A., is coauthor of the first edition of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome and also knows firsthand the consequences of FMS/CMP. A distinguished teacher, writer, and lecturer, Ms. Copeland is the author of Healing the Trauma of Abuse, The Depression Workbook, Living Without Depression and Manic Depression, The Worry Control Workbook, The Loneliness Workbook, and Winning Against Relapse. Her audiotape, Living with Depression and Manic Depression, and her videotape, Coping with Depression, are widely used by therapists and depression clinics.
"Devin Starlanyl has a remarkable determination to help relieve
mankind of unnecessary suffering. The guidance in this book an
serve both practitioners who have yet to understand the nature of
their own musculoskeletal aches and pains, and patients who are
unable to find a practitioner adequately skilled in this neglected
subject. The message of this book is a voice crying out in a
wilderness of neglect."
--David G. Simons, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University
"Devin Starlanyl and her work are incredible resources to the
fibromyalgic community. She has tirelessly researched her subject
and freely and lovingly shared it with those who have suffered pain
--Dr. Craig N. Anderson, D.C., past president of the Vermont Chiropractic Association
"In a 1997 book review, I extolled the extraordinary features of
the first edition of Starlanyl and Copeland's Survival Manual. As
caregivers to FMS/MPS patients and sufferers themselves, their
advice in the book was superbly tuned to readers' needs. Now, in
this second edition, Starlanyl and Copeland have outshone
themselves. Having updated the Survival Manual and
enhanced its laudable features, they have made an already valuable
book almost priceless."
--Dr. John C. Lowe, Director of Research, Fibromyalgia Research Foundation, Board Certified, American Academy of Pain Management