Psychosocial factors & the fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome

Psychosocial distress and psychological abnormality occurs

frequently in fibromyalgia patients. Patterns of decreased

levels of education, and increased rates of divorce, obesity,

and smoking have been noted in clinical and epidemiological

studies. Links to physical and sexual abuse have been noted as

well. Major depression as well as increased rates of

depression, anxiety, and somatization are also commonly found

in fibromyalgia.

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