Fibromyalgia pp 115-122 | Cite as

Depression and Anxiety


Key Chapter Points

  • Treatment-seeking patients with fibromyalgia have significantly more psychiatric co-morbidity compared with fibromyalgia non-patients or healthy controls.

  • Fibromyalgia patients should be routinely screened for psychological distress.

  • Disruptive mood disorders will need to be directly treated in addition to other fibromyalgia treatments.

  • Both medication and non-medication fibromyalgia treatments have been shown to improve symptoms of pain and psychological distress.


Locus of control Mood disorder Personality disorder Self-efficacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Division of Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases (OP09)Oregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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