Adulthood Abuse

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

History of Abuse Linked to Greater Pain Severity, Fibromyalgia, Depression and Anxiety

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Patients with a history of abuse either in childhood or adulthood have been found to display higher levels of depression, anxiety, pain severity and catastrophizing, as well as reduced physical functioning; in addition, those patients have higher scores on the fibromyalgia survey used to measure "fibromyalgia-ness" than those without a history of abuse.

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