Fred Friedberg

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Fred Friedberg, PhD, is a research associate professor in the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, US, and a psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of CFS, fibromyalgia, and other chronic pain conditions. He is a provider of the treatment known as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).[1]

Friedberg is a founder and editor of the peer review journal: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, the quarterly professional journal of the professional organization International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[2] He serves as the current President of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFSME)[3] and represented the IACFSME as a non-voting Liaison Representative at the Jan 12 & 13, 2017 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee meeting for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • AB, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • PhD, City University of New York

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2106, IACFSME Special Service Award – Dr. Fred Friedberg[4]

ME/CFS Common Data Element (CDE) Project[edit | edit source]

Dr Friedberg serves on both the Baseline/Covariate Working Group and the Fatigue Working Group of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element (CDE) Project sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.[5] The Baseline/Covariate Working Group reviewed data collection instruments widely used by investigators in the ME/CFS field, and either recommended their use unchanged or (more often) proposed some modifications.[6] The Fatigue Working Group discussed types of fatigue and reviewed existing fatigue instruments widely used by investigators in the ME/CFS field.[7]

Studies and articles[edit | edit source]

Primer for Clinical Practitioners[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 1998, Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Empirical Guide to Assessment and Treatment, by Fred Friedberg and Leonard Jason[30]
  • 2001, Clinician's Guide To Controversial Illnesses: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, by Renee R. Taylor, Fred Friedberg, and Leonard A. Jason[31]
  • 2006, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Seven Proven Steps to Less Pain and More Energy, by Fred Friedberg[32]

CFSAC testimony[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  2. Communications, Stony Brook Office of. "Fred Friedberg | Experts at Stony Brook University, New York". experts. Retrieved Sep 1, 2019. 
  5. "Complete Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CDE Roster". NIH. Retrieved Oct 11, 2019. 
  8. Friedberg, Fred (Jan 1995). "Clinical Assessment of Coping in CFS Patients". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 1 (3-4): 53–58. doi:10.1300/J092v01n03_09. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  9. McKenzie, Maggie; Dechene, Lucy; Friedberg, Fred; Fontanetta, Robert (Jan 1995). "Coping Reports of Patients with Long-Term Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 1 (3-4): 59–67. doi:10.1300/J092v01n03_10. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  10. Friedberg, F., & Jason, L. A. (1998). Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome: An empirical guide to assessment and treatment. Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.
  11. Friedberg, Fred (Jan 1999). "A Subgroup Analysis of Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Studies". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 5 (3-4): 149–159. doi:10.1300/J092v05n03_13. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  12. Fred Friedberg. (1999). An Overview of Psychometric Assessment. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 5, Iss. 3-4, pp. 161-171. doi:10.1300/J092v05n03_14
  13. Jason, LA; Torres-Harding, S; Friedberg, F; Corradi, K; Njoku, MG; Donalek, J; Reynolds, N; Brown, M; Weitner, BB; Rademaker, A; Papernik, M (2007), "Non-pharmacologic interventions for CFS: a randomized trial", Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 14 (4): 275–296, doi:10.1007/s10880-007-9090-7 
  14. Jason, L.A.; Timpo, P.; Porter, N.; Herrington, J.; Brown, M.; Torres-Harding, S.; Friedberg, F. (2009), "Activity logs as a measure of daily activity among patients with CFS.", Journal of Mental Health, 18 (6): 549-556, doi:10.3109/09638230903191249, PMID 24222721 
  15. Jason, Leonard; Jessen, Tricia; Porter, Nicole; Boulton, Aaron; Njoku, Mary Gloria; Friedberg, Fred (2009), "Examining Types of Fatigue Among Individuals with ME/CFS", Disability Studies Quarterly, 29 (3), doi:10.18061/dsq.v29i3.938 
  16. Jason, Leonard; Boulton, Aaron; Porter, Nicole; Jessen, Tricia; Njoku, Mary Gloria; Friedberg, Fred (2010), "Classification of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Types of Fatigue", Behavior Medicine, 6 (1): 24–31., doi:10.1080/08964280903521370 
  17. Friedberg, F.; Caikauskaite, I.; Adamowicz, J.; Bivona, T. J.; Njoku, G. (2013), "Scientific status of fatigue and pain. Publishing and professional activities: 2002–2011", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 1 (1-2): 4-11, doi:10.1080/21641846.2012.746201 
  18. Friedberg, Fred; Napoli, Anthony; Coronel, Janna; Adamowicz, Jenna; Seva, Viktoria; Caikauskaite, Indre; Ngan, Man Chi; Chang, Jeremy; Meng, Hongdao (2013), "Chronic Fatigue Self- Management in Primary Care: A Randomized Trial", Psychosomatic Medicine, 75 (7): 650–657, doi:10.1097/PSY.0b013e31829dbed4 
  19. Friedberg, Fred; Ngan, Man Chi; Chang, Jeremy (2014), "Feasibility of a home-based self-management program for chronic fatigue", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 2 (2): 110-118, doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.904066 
  20. Friedberg, F. (2015). Self-management and ambulatory monitoring in chronic fatigue syndrome: future directions. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (4), 189-193.
  21. Friedberg, F.; Tintle, N.; Clark, J.; Bromet, E. (2015), "Prolonged fatigue in Ukraine and the United States: prevalence and risk factors", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (1): 33-46, doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.993829 
  22. Friedberg, Fred (2016), "Cognitive-behavior therapy: why is it so vilified in the chronic fatigue syndrome community?", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (3): 127-131, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1200884 
  23. Friedberg, F.; Adamowicz, J.; Caikauskaite, I.; Seva, V.; Napoli, A. (2016), "Efficacy of two delivery modes of behavioral self-management in severe chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (3): 158-174, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1205876 
  24. Friedberg, F.; Adamowicz, J.L.; Caikauskaite, I.; Napoli, A.; Shapira, 0.; Hobbs, M.; Bromet, E.; Kotov, R.; Gonzalez, A.; Clouston, S.; Luft, B. (2016), "Fatigue severity in World Trade Center (9/11) responders: a preliminary study", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 4 (2): 70-79, doi:10.1080/21641846.2016.1169726 
  25. Friedberg, Fred; Coronel, Janna; Seva, Viktoria; Adamowicz, Jenna; Napoli, Anthony (2016), "Participant attributions for global change ratings in unexplained chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome", Journal of health psychology, 21 (5): 690–698, doi:10.1177/1359105314535458 
  26. Cella, David; Dimmock, Mary; Friedberg, Fred; Lin, Jin-Mann Sally; Nacul, Luis; Saligan, Leorey (Dec 2017), NINDS/CDC Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Common Data Elements (CDE); Fatigue Subgroup Materials (PDF) 
  27. Adamowicz, J.L.; Caikauskaite, I.; Friedberg, F.; Seva, V. (2017), "Patient change attributions in self-management of severe chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 5 (1), doi:10.1080/21641846.2017.1278634 
  28. Friedberg, Fred; Adamowicz, Jenna L.; Caikauskaite, Indre (Aug 30, 2019). "Home-based pain and fatigue management in fibromyalgia: feasibility of a new intervention". Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior: 1–13. doi:10.1080/21641846.2019.1658988. ISSN 2164-1846. 
  29. International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME); Friedberg, Fred; Bateman, Lucinda; Bested, Alison C; Davenport, Todd; Friedman, Kenneth J; Gurwitt, Alan R; Jason, Leonard A; Lapp, Charles W; Stevens, Staci R; Underhill, Rosemary A; Vallings, Rosamund (Jul 2014), "2014 Primer for Clinical Practitioners (CFS/ME)" (PDF), IACFS/ME 
  30. Friedberg, Fred and Jason, Leonard. (1998). Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Empirical Guide to Assessment and Treatment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. ISBN-13: 978-1557985118 ISBN-10: 1557985111
  32. Friedberg, Fred. (2006). Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome: seven proven steps to less pain and more energy. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications. ISBN-10: 1572244593 ISBN-13: 978-1572244597

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

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