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Actas Esp Psiquiatr. 2002 Nov-Dec;30(6):392-6.

[Rheumatic fibromyalgia: psychiatric features].

[Article in Spanish]

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Centro de Salud Mental. Martí i Julià. Sta. Coloma de Gramanet. Barcelona. Spain.


Rheumatic fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis or myofascial pain, is a common syndrome whose diagnoses, founded mainly on physical examination, usually delays due to symptom unspecificity, amount of complementary tests requested and intercourse with psychiatric disorders. Psychyatrists and psychologists get often involved in fibromyalgia treatment. Its proper knowledge prevents not only physicians and patients' psychological discourage but also development of depression and mental health expenses, as well as allows designing a treatment plan according to the main symptoms which may offer improvement chances to fibromyalgia patients. This article intends to offer an up-to-date and complete information about this entity, focused on psychiatric aspects, to better identify and manage such a puzzling disease.

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