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Psychiatry (Edgmont). 2006 Apr;3(4):44-60.

Fibromyalgia-: a review for the psychiatrist.

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  • 1Dr. Nihalani is with the Central New York Psychiatric Center, in Marcy, New York, and is Clinical Assistant Instructor.

Abstract

This paper is a review article that collects and synthesizes up-to-date information about the complex etiological theories and treatment regimens associated with Fibromyalgia. The authors have written the paper in an evidence-based model in order to show the reader where adequate data exist in regards to these pharmacological, psychological, and physical strategies. A thorough MEDLINE search was utilized to collect many papers dedicated to this topic spanning 1970-2005.

MEASUREMENTS:

The relevant papers were divided, based upon intervention used for the treatment of FM (pharmacological vs. non-pharmacological). They were also divided based on their scientific merit; randomized controlled trials were given the most evidence-based weight and the case studies the least.

RESULTS:

The authors first review current epidemiologic and etiologic theories regarding fibromyalgia. A formal literature review is next presented to allow the reader to understand the evidence base that supports treatment of this disorder. In conclusion, a commentary regarding the treatment of this disorder in psychiatric practice occurs where pharmacodynamics and management strategy is discussed.

CONCLUSION:

There is much literature available regarding treatment of fibromyalgia. This complex illness has reasonable controlled studies for monotherapy treatments; however, multimodal treatments are the usual norm.

KEYWORDS:

Fibromyalgia; Pharmacotherapy; Physical therapy; Polypharmacy; Psychotherapy

PMID:
21103171
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PMCID:
PMC2990568
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