Fibromyalgia (FM) is defined as a severe, chronic, non-articular rheumatic condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, hyperalgesia and generalised tender points, in the absence of inflammatory or structural musculoskeletal abnormalities. Pain is the predominant symptom, allodynia and hyperalgesia are common signs. Extreme fatigue, impaired cognition and non-restorative sleeping difficulties coexist in addition to other somatic symptoms. Several studies suggest there is a meaningful relationship between FM and the psychological symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a mental disorder that can develop after a person has been exposed to a traumatic event, characterised by a specific set of symptoms including re-experiencing of the event, avoidance and numbing and arousal. The present study investigates the impact of lifetime potentially traumatic events, including losses, and of post-traumatic stress symptoms on the severity of illness in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).
|Autori:||Conversano, Ciro; Carmassi, Claudia; Bertelloni, Carlo A; Marchi, Laura; Micheloni, Tommaso; Carbone, MANUEL GLAUCO; Pagni, Giovanni; Tagliarini, Claudia; Massimetti, Gabriele; Bazzichi, Laura M; Dell'Osso, Liliana|
|Titolo:||Potentially traumatic events, PTSD and post-traumatic stress spectrum in patients with fibromyalgia|
|Anno del prodotto:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|