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Schmerz. 2008 Jun;22(3):295-302. doi: 10.1007/s00482-008-0674-4.

[Psychotherapy in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome].

[Article in German]

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Institut für Neuropsychologie und Klinische Psychologie, Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit Mannheim, Universität Heidelberg , J5, 68159 Mannheim. thieme@zi-mannheim.de

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

A guideline for the treatment and diagnostic procedures in fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) was developed in cooperation with 10 German medical and psychological associations and 2 patient self-help groups.

METHODS:

A systematic literature search including all controlled studies of evaluated multicomponent therapy was performed in the Cochrane Collaboration Reviews (1993-12/2006), Medline (1980-12/2006), PsychInfo (1966-12/2006) and Scopus (1980-12/ 2006). Levels of evidence were assigned according to the classification system of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Grading of the strengths of recommendations was done according to the German program for disease management guidelines. Standardized procedures to reach a consensus on recommendations were used.

RESULTS:

Cognitive and operant behavioral therapy is strongly recommended (grade A). Guided imagery/hypnotherapy and written emotional disclosure are recommended (grade B).

CONCLUSIONS:

Psychotherapeutic programs tailored to FMS subgroups should be developed and tested.

PMID:
18458959
DOI:
10.1007/s00482-008-0674-4
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