Treating fibromyalgia in the mental health setting

Published: July, 2009

Patients with this chronic pain syndrome often also suffer from anxiety or depression.

About 2% of Americans — more women than men — suffer from fibromyalgia. Primarily a chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia may also cause sleep disturbances, thinking difficulties, and fatigue. Although it is classified as an inflammatory disorder of the musculoskeletal system, evidence is growing that fibromyalgia may be a disorder of the central nervous system.

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