MMW Fortschr Med. 2004 Jul 22;146(29-30):34-7. [Article in German] [No authors listed] Psychiatrische Klinik der LMU Munchen.
The Fibromyalgia Syndrome Fibromyalgia is a "pain disorder" and is diagnosed in accordance with the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology. The clinical presentation involves a complexity of symptoms with pains occurring at numerous sites identified by "tender points", disturbed sleep, increased fatigue, and numerous psychovegetative and psychic symptoms. Epidemiological data reveal high prevalence figures for fibromyalgia, and the disease is usually chronic. The etiopathogenesis can be described only within a multifactorial model. Numerous neurobiological and psychosocial factors militate in favor of a central disturbance of stress coping and pain perception. Multimode therapeutic approaches need to be individualized, but in many cases continue to be only moderately successful. PMID: 15540557 [PubMed – in process]