ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Eli Lilly Settles Cymbalta Withdrawal Lawsuits

Top Fibromyalgia Drug Tanks: Four Other Drugs On Way

When Retreat Means Advance: A Recovered Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Patient Looks Back

A Genetic Panel for Fibromyalgia? The New Proove Genetic Test

Fibromyalgia Life Lessons - What You Need to Know.

Creating Intimacy Through Mindful Touch When You Live with Chronic Illness

Genes May Be Causing Neuroinflammation and Pain in Fibromyalgia

The Psychosocial Disease – Has Fibromyalgia Been Captured by a Behavioral Paradigm?

3 Fibromyalgia Struggles I’m Glad I Had

VIDEO: How does your brain respond to pain?

Print Page
Email Article

Prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Fibromyalgia

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • May 28, 2013

Posttraumatic stress disorder in fibromyalgia syndrome: Prevalence, temporal relationship between posttraumatic stress and fibromyalgia symptoms, and impact on clinical outcome.

By Winfried  Häuser, et al.


A link between fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been suggested because both conditions share some similar symptoms. The temporal relationships between traumatic experiences and the onset of PTSD and FMS symptoms have not been studied until now.

All consecutive FMS patients in 8 study centres of different specialties were assessed from February 1 to July 31, 2012. Data on duration of chronic widespread pain (CWP) were based on patients' self-reports. Potential traumatic experiences and year of most burdensome traumatic experience were assessed by the trauma list of the Munich Composite International Diagnostic Interview. PTSD was diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV symptom criteria by the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale. Age- and sex-matched persons of a general population sample were selected for controls.

Three hundred ninety-five of 529 patients screened for eligibility were analysed (93.9% women, mean age 52.3 years, mean duration since chronic widespread pain 12.8 years);

  • 45.3% of FMS patients and 3.0% of population controls met the criteria for PTSD.

  • Most burdensome traumatic experience and PTSD symptoms antedated the onset of CWP in 66.5% of patients.

  • In 29.5% of patients, most burdensome traumatic experience and PTSD symptoms followed the onset of CWP.

  • In 4.0% of patients' most burdensome traumatic experience, PTSD and FMS symptoms occurred in the same year.

FMS and PTSD are linked in several ways: PTSD is a potential risk factor of FMS and vice versa. FMS and PTSD are comorbid conditions because they are associated with common antecedent traumatic experiences.

Source: Pain, April 2, 2013. By Winfried  Häuser, Alexandra  Galek, Brigitte  Erbslöh-Möller, Volker  Köllner, Hedi  Kühn-Becker, Jost  Langhorst, Franz  Petermann, Ulrich  Prothmann, Andreas  Winkelmann, Gabriele  Schmutzer, Elmar  Brähler, and Heide  Glaesmer. Department of Internal Medicine I, Klinikum Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken D-66119, Germany; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universität München, München D-81675, Germany. E-mail:

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Guaifenesin FA™ Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 Your Brain Needs for Detox & Sharpness
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, Strengthens & Revitalizes

Natural Remedies

Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Restore Youthful Cognition and Well-Being Restore Youthful Cognition and Well-Being
Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS Clinically Studied Joint Relief Product for FM & ME/CFS
Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally
Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You Coping When Colds or Flu Catch Up with You

ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
Credit Card Processing
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map